By John Reid

Veteran goalkeeper Dorus de Vries signed a new contract with Celtic last night.

The former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper extended his deal at Celtic Park until summer 2019.

The news was greeted warmly by Hoops supporters on Twitter, with one saying he was the “best goalkeeper at the club”.

Here is a selection of the best tweets from Celtic fans after the news was announced:


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De Vries signed for Celtic last season to provide competition for current Bhoys number 1 Craig Gordon.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers knew the player well, as the two had previously worked together at Swansea City.

The Dutch goalkeeper quickly became first choice, making his Celtic debut in a 4-1 win over Aberdeen.

He also started in the 5-1 win over Rangers at Celtic Park in September 2015.

However, he turned in a poor performance against Barcelona as Celtic lost 7-0 in the Champions League group stages.

He was then substituted during a league game against Kilmarnock and didn’t make another appearance for the entirety of the season.

De Vries made his return to the Celtic team this October, turning in a man of the match performance against Dundee.

He pulled off a series of saves in the second-half which helped Celtic to all three points in a 1-0.

Celtic begin a busy schedule tomorrow with a trip to Dingwall to play Ross County in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

In the latest Celtic transfer news, the Hoops have been linked with Reading’s Liam Moore

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