We shared reports earlier this week on Conor Hazard’s proposed new Celtic deal.
He’s seemingly impressed Neil Lennon, who is now thought to be keen to get Hazard tied down to a new deal, with his current contract set to expire in the summer.
Football Insider have now revealed more details on the Northern Irishman’s situation.
They claim that chief executive Peter Lawwell has given ‘the green light’ to a new long-term deal, describing it as a ‘blockbuster’ deal with a ‘significant pay rise’.
The report also adds that Celtic are hopeful of reaching an agreement between all parties by the end of the month.
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With Hazard looking likely to extend his stay at Parkhead for the foreseeable future and the club also set to assess goalkeeping options in next month’s transfer window, we feel as if that could spell trouble for both Vasilis Barkas or Scott Bain.
Both have failed to make the number one spot their own so far this season, which has allowed Hazard to grasp his opportunity over the last two games.
If the Hoops also bring in another goalkeeper in the winter window, the club would then have four options with only two spots available in a matchday squad.
One, or even two would have to make way, and it might not be good news for either Barkas or Bain.