Emilio Izaguirre has revealed he leapt at the chance of a Celtic return.

The Honduran left Celtic at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, heading for Al-Fayha of the Saudi Arabian league.

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After his family were unable to settle in the Middle East however, the left-back opted to cancel his contract.

Speaking to the Scotsman, the 32-year-old said:

I’ll be training with Celtic on Friday and the plan is to sign a two-year contract.

My idea was to go and sign for a club in the MLS, but I didn’t have a concrete offer then all of a sudden the people from Celtic contacted me.

As soon as that happened I was ready to sign again for them.

Joining Celtic from Motagua in 2010, Izaguirre made himself something of a fan favourite in his time at Celtic Park. Playing time dried up towards the end of his first stint in Glasgow, as youngster Kieran Tierney broke into the first team.

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Izaguirre went on to say:

I never imagined this would happen and I thank God the doors to the club have opened up for me again.

Hopefully, I can perform to the same levels as before and I really hope we can get into the Champions League again.

I feel physically fit and ready to play at any time. If I was going to return to a club in Europe, then to go back to a club I love very much is just incredible for me.

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