Ronny Deila has clarified the situation regarding the speculation over the future of a wanted midfielder in England.
Deila clarified that the midfielder will stay at Celtic despite the rumours and temptation of the money in England.
As quoted by CelticTV, he said:
He’s going to stay here, he signed a new contract. He wants to stay here for more years and he’s going to be an important player for Celtic.
The 24-year-old joined Celtic in August 2013 from FC Ashdod and made his debut in a substitute appearance away to AC Milan in the Champions League.
Since then, Bitton has grown in leaps and bounds as a player and has gone on to make 100 appearances for the Hoops since – scoring 11 goals in that period – which included some stunning long range efforts.
When Ronny Deila walked in the summer of 2014, the pair didn’t see eye-to-eye as the midfielder struggled to hold down a regular place in the team.
Bitton took on board the advice of the Norwegian and prevented him from leaving the club, which has led to his development as a player and leader on the field for Celtic.
He has also become a regular in his national side and scored his first international goal back in September against Andorra in a 4-0 win.