Sport Jonny Hayes makes Celtic exit admission as Aberdeen star reveals his transfer clarity

15:17  01 august  2020
15:17  01 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Jonny Hayes has revealed to The Glasgow Evening Times that he wants to extend his contract at Celtic and stay at the club for the rest of his career. Injury meant that he endured a poor first season at Parkhead and has been a squad player ever since, with all seven of his Premiership appearances

Former Celtic winger Jonny Hayes has agreed to return to Aberdeen despite late interest from Championship side Reading. Hayes ' boyhood club Reading were also chasing his signature this summer. The Irishman signed to Celtic in 2017 after a stunning season at Aberdeen .

Aberdeen star Jonny Hayes admits interested teams had no chance of signing him before he sealed his emotional Aberdeen return.

The 33-year-old exited Celtic after three seasons and was chased by a host of clubs including Dundee United and a clutch of English Championship sides.

The Republic of Ireland winger was a key utility man under Neil Lennon and played his part in vital wins over Rangers and Lazio last season.

But Hayes only had eyes for a return to the Granite City upon the expiry of his contract and was more than happy to bide his time to secure a reunion with Derek McInnes.

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Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I always said to my agent that if I left Celtic I’d want to go back to Aberdeen.

"There were opportunities to go elsewhere but I was never really interested to be honest.

"That’s why we waited and waited. With the virus things moved a bit slower but my advisors were quite happy to wait."

Meanwhile, Craig Bryson is determined to make up for lost time and to show the Red Army he is not just at Aberdeen to pick up one final pay packet.

Bryson, 33, set to start against Rangers today, was a marquee signing from Derby last summer but suffered frustrating ankle problems.

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Now back to full fitness the former Scotland midfielder said: "It was terrible, that’s the side of it fans don’t see. I saw comments about being here to pick up a wage.

"I had opportunities to stay down south and financially it would have been far better for me. But I wanted to come back and play for Aberdeen.

"I’m going to have to have a good season to get some fans back on-side."

Mikey Johnston Celtic latest as winger 'frustration' continues in wake of key Damien Duff admission .
The Scotland youth international hasn't kicked a ball for the Premiership champions since limping off during the 3-0 win over St Johnstone in January. Johnston earned rave reviews last season for his dazzling displays but was left disconsolate after hobbling off during a rain-soaked night in Perth. The winger is currently dealing with fresh injury woe that's poised to leave him on the sidelines ahead of the new Premiership campaign. And Celtic boss Neil Lennon admits that's a source of frustration for himself and the 21-year-old. He said: “Mikey’s got an injury and he’s back home.

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