It won’t have been the announcement that everybody hoped and praying for on Wednesday, but it surely’s been revealed that Conor Hazard shall be a Celtic participant for just a few extra years.
In fact, the Inexperienced Brigade are at present eagerly awaiting information of who their new supervisor could possibly be. They’re additionally hoping for promising updates on the futures of Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer.
They’re but to signal new contracts with the Hoops and are recurrently being linked with a transfer away to the Premier League and different shores throughout Europe.
Nevertheless, one man who shall be staying put past the summer time is Hazard. The goalkeeper has penned new phrases till 2023 placing to mattress hypothesis surrounding his future.
Earlier this time period it appeared as if the 22-year-old wouldn’t signal a brand new contract and thus, depart on a free switch. The stopper had a mortgage transfer to Dundee United blocked and was ready to be given extra constant recreation time earlier than deciding to comply with new phrases.
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Clearly, the Northern Irishman is now blissful along with his place within the group and is worked up in regards to the future. It is likely to be a mere coincidence that he’s signed on now Neil Lennon has left, however both manner, he may play a serious half within the membership’s plans going ahead.
Nick Hammond has been reasonably poor along with his recruitment these days and nothing typifies that greater than the £4.5m they forked out for the error-prone Vasilis Barkas final summer time. Scott Bain has additionally made errors however after changing into the hero of Celtic’s Scottish Cup last win, Hazard is unquestionably set for a brighter future.
He could have been at fault in regular time throughout their win over Hearts again in December however the teenager stood up when it mattered within the shoot-out, saving a succession of penalties.
The 22-year-old remains to be vastly inexperienced however with the primary spot so unsure, signing on expertise with potential like Hazard’s is extremely promising information. It’s particularly optimistic when you think about each Cameron Harper and Karomoko Dembele may depart in the summertime on free transfers.
Hazard hasn’t featured for the reason that 0-0 draw with Livingston in January however has saved three clear sheets in his six outings between the sticks this time period. Contemplating how ropey Celtic’s defence has been of late, that’s a good file.
He must work on being extra commanding however at simply 22, the ‘keeper has a giant half to play of their rebuild going ahead.
AND in different information, Hammond may finish Christie’s Celtic keep by touchdown 27-goal ace that Strachan charges…