Nir Bitton in tears as Celtic star's emotional love affair comes to an end and makes Champions League vow
Departing Celtic midfielder Nir Bitton was in tears as he bid an emotional farewell to Celtic.
The Parkhead club announced that both the Israeli international and team-mate Tom Rogic will bring the curtain down on their lengthy Hoops stints after Saturday's Premiership finale at home against Motherwell.
And Bitton gave a tearful interview to Celtic TV as the 30-year-old reflected on his journey in the east end of Glasgow.
Supporters will get their chance to say goodbye to a player who has amassed an amazing eight league titles, four Scottish Cups and six League Cups while in Glasgow.
Bitton will be keen to take his appearance tally to 270 against the Steelmen on what is sure to be an emotional occasion, having made his debut against AC Milan in the 2013 Champions League group stages.
Fittingly, he's helped Celtic back to that frontier this season after claiming the league again and he can't wait to watch his beloved team in that competition.
During a tearful farewell interview, the 30-year-old says he'll be one of the biggest fans of Ange Postecoglou 's team from now on.
He told Celtic TV: "It's been a hell of a journey for me, with lots of ups and downs. I've made so many memories.
"They will stay with me forever so it's very emotional for me. This is the club I've spent most of my career.
"To play for such a big club has been a privilege for me. It's great to finish this journey with a title.
"I really hope they smash it in the Champions League next season. I'll be there number one fan for that, for sure."