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Celtic re-sign popular left-back after short spell in Saudi Arabia

Emilio Izaguirre returns to Scotland having won six league titles in seven years during his previous spell with Celtic.

Izaguirre made 255 appearances during his first spell with the Hoops.
Izaguirre made 255 appearances during his first spell with the Hoops.

LEFT-BACK EMILIO Izaguirre has returned to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic on a one-year deal.

The Honduras international won six titles in seven years in Glasgow — making 252 appearances for the Hoops — before leaving the club for Al-Fayha in 2017.

However, Izaguirre cut short his time in Saudi Arabia and, following reported interest from Hibernian, has re-joined Celtic, where he was a hugely popular figure for much of his first spell.

“I’m happy to be back home,” he said. “I was at Celtic for seven years and in my heart I only have love for Celtic, and I’m happy to be back home.

“It’s a huge blessing for me to sign a contract for Celtic, and I want to say thanks to Celtic – the gaffer, Peter (Lawwell) and all the staff for giving me the opportunity.”

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