CELTIC are closing in on a bumper contract extension for shock new No1 Conor Hazard.
SunSport understands talks have been on-going for the reason that summer season with the 22-year-old.
Celtic keeper Conor Hazard is in line for a brand new dealCredit score: SNS Group
And now after his beautiful breakthrough Hoops boss Neil Lennon is eager to get Hazard’s fast future tied up together with his current deal expiring subsequent summer season.
The Northern Eire worldwide has been assured in each the Europa League victory over Lille and Sunday’s 2-0 Premiership win over Kilmarnock.
Lennon axed £4.5 million Vasilis Barkas after beforehand recalling him for Scott Bain.
Now 6’4 Hazard – who has had spectacular mortgage spells at Falkirk, Partick Thistle and Dundee – appears to be like in pole place for an prolonged run, together with Sunday’s Scottish Cup closing in opposition to Hearts at Hampden.
Northern Eire stopper Hazard has been strong between the sticksCredit score: Kenny Ramsay – The Solar Glasgow
Celtic are going for a quadruple Treble and Lennon faces an enormous choice name, not simply with Hazard but additionally David Turnbull and Ismaila Soro.
The Downpatrick-born Hazard joined the Hoops youth academy from Cliftonville in 2014 and was promoted to the primary workforce squad by Brendan Rodgers in 2017 when he additionally signed a 4 yr contract.
Championship outfit Dundee had wished to take him again to Dens Park on mortgage for this marketing campaign however have been knocked again by the Hoops amid stalemate over negotiations.
Hazard made his worldwide debut in 2018 and is now an everyday squad choose for Northern Eire boss Ian Baraclough.
His ambition is to emulate David Marshall, the final academy goalkeeper to determine himself within the Celts prime workforce.
Again in 2017, Hazard stated: “It feels superb and it’s an amazing honour for me. It’s a boyhood dream come true and it nonetheless has to sink in.
“It feels unreal and it’s particular to have my household over to see me signing.
“They’ve clearly been with me from the start.
“My Mum and Dad drove me all over the place and there has all the time been that soccer competitors between my brother and I within the again backyard.
“I wouldn’t have been in a position to do with out all of the coaches I’ve labored with.
“I’ve had nice assist from Colin Meldrum and Stevie Woods who’ve actually developed me over the previous three years and hopefully there’s extra to come back.”