'What a boost', 'Tremendous' - Celtic fans react as club agree terms with duo
By Abigail Withey
Celtic has confirmed that club captain Scott Brown and centre-back Jozo Simunovic have agreed terms to sign new deals to extend their stay at Parkhead.
Experienced skipper Brown, 32, has signed a new two-year-deal which will see him remain at the Glaswegian club until 2019 while Simunovic, 23, has penned a new four-year-contract with the Hoops, keeping him tied down until 2021.
The club announced the news on their official website in a statement which revealed that the duo have “secured new deals”.
Fans were delighted by the news and took straight to social media to express their excitement over the contract extensions and many supporters saw the announcement as a massive boost before their Champions League clash against Paris Saint-Germain which takes place on Tuesday.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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Just think how close he was to joining Torino. Very pleased he's signed up for more silverware with the #invincibles
— P38 W34 D4 L0 ???????????? (@berkshirebassa) September 11, 2017
— Mark Reilly (@OrdellRobbieCSC) September 11, 2017
Tremendous news ????
— AM 5-1 x 2 ???????? (@annemarie6377) September 11, 2017
— Adam Ferguson (@adfergy) September 11, 2017
more of this pls pic.twitter.com/4QaZCZFX0G
— lish✨ (@wxxsh) September 11, 2017
— john (@Celtic_Celtic) September 11, 2017
Brown has become an integral part of the Celtic squad and has been at the side for a decade after joining from Hibernian back in 2007.
As well as being named captain, the Scotsman has made an impressive 427 appearances for the club across all competitions where he has scored 37 goals and secured 56 assists.
Team mate Simunovic joined more recently in 2015 from Dynamo Zagreb and has made a total of 58 appearances for the Bhoys.
In other Celtic transfer news, Chris Sutton has destroyed a defender for rejecting a move to Parkhead in the summer.