BY ALAN TEMPLE – @CCP_Sport
Emilio Izaguirre insists he intends to join up with Celtic for pre-season training in Slovenia – after revealing he has been following a fitness schedule drawn up by the club.
The 30-year-old, currently enjoying a family break in his native Honduras, looked certain to leave the Scottish champions this summer after seeing his first-team opportunities limited by the emergence of Kieran Tierney last term.
The popular left-back appeared to say an emotional farewell to fans during Celtic’s final home match of the season, entering the fray as a 54th-minute substitute in the 7-0 win over Motherwell.
He told La Tribuna: “The season begins for me when I join with the team in Slovenia on June 27 – and the club have confirmed that I should be there.
“There have been no offers from any teams from other countries and I will be reporting for pre-season. I have even been following the fitness plan given to me by the medical staff.
“I still have a contract and the next step is up to Celtic.”