Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal is delighted to have signed a new contract with the SPL giants and insists that he never wanted to leave the club reports skysports.com.
The 23-year-old Israeli international put pen to paper on a new four-year deal that will keep him at Celtic Park until the summer of 2015.
Bhoys boss Neil Lennon has said for some time the importance of retaining his best players, as Celtic look to get their season back on track in an attempt to close the gap on Old Firm rivals Rangers - who currently sit ten points clear at the top of the table.
After moving to Parkhead from Maccabi Haifa in the summer of 2010, Kayal revealed he is overjoyed to have committed his future to Celtic, and stressed that he always saw his future in Scotland, despite rumours that suggested otherwise.
"When I came here last season, I said I was happy to come to such a big club and now I say I'm very happy to stay here," he told Celtic's official website.
"There were a lot of rumours last summer, but I'm here and I'm happy to stay here.
"I never said I wanted to leave Celtic. I always said I wanted to stay as I like the club and the people here, and I want to prove a lot to this club and the fans."