Kayal extends Celtic contract
Published 18/10/2011 | 11:04
Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal has signed an extended contract that ties him to the club until the summer of 2015.
The Israel midfielder has been in negotiations with the club for a number of months after looking to improve his terms following an impressive debut season.
Kayal told the club's official website: "I'm very happy to sign this new contract with Celtic. I came to Celtic last season and I've enjoyed it very much."
Kayal, who joined Celtic from Maccabi Haifa for just over £1million last summer, revealed his determination to succeed for manager Neil Lennon and the fans.
The 23-year-old said: "I feel at home here and I want to be at the club for a long time.
"The fans have been magnificent and I want to thank them all for their support.
"I will do everything for the club and the manager to achieve success.
"It was the manager who wanted me here and I want to achieve things for him, the club and all our supporters."
Kayal has made 40 appearances for Celtic, netting two goals, and was one of their key players last season despite missing much of the campaign through injury.
Kayal, who has extended his stay by one year, was out for a three-month spell early in his Celtic career but had already made a positive impact and quickly found top form after returning on Boxing Day.
Kayal was linked with moves to the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool as his run in the team coincided with Celtic`s best spell of the season.
But he fractured his wrist in the 3-2 defeat by Inverness that ultimately cost Celtic the Clydesdale Bank Premier League title in May and missed the Scottish Cup final win over Motherwell.