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IZZY COULD RETURN TO CELTIC, CLAIMS CLUB CHIEF

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CELTIC have offered Emilio Izaguirre a six-month contract to sign for the Hoops for a THIRD time.

That is the shock news according to Eddy Atala, president of Motagua, the Honduran club where the 33-year-old left-back is currently training.

Izaguirre quit Parkhead for a second time at the end of the season following 19 appearances during Kieran Tierney’s injury-enforced absence.

The defender, who picked up 13 winners’ medals at the Hoops, returned to Parkhead a year ago after an ill-fated spell in Saudi Arabia with Al-Fayha.

He is now doing pre-season work with his first side, Motagua, as he ponders his future, as CQN reported.

Club supremo Atala, speaking in the Daily Record, said: “We spoke to Emilio Izaguirre’s agents this week and he has offers from clubs in the USA, Japan and Australia.

“There is also the possibility of him returning to Celtic, but that is only for a short time of six months.

“If Emilio decides he doesn’t like these offers, then we would, of course, offer him a contract here.

“Clearly, the offers elsewhere are better than ours economically, but we have 30 days or so before our transfer deadline so we can wait.”

Izaguirre lost his first-team place in the run-in to the season and Neil Lennon chose Jonny Hayes ahead of the experienced international for the 2-1 victory over Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final in May.

And the Hoops gaffer has just spent £3million on Boli Bolingoli, from Rapid Vienna, to fill in at No.3 while Tierney attempts to overcome a pelvic problem following a double hernia operation in the summer.

 

 
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