I can imagine that no one is happier to have Jeff Green's contract finally signed than Jeff Green. He posted the above tweet showing his Celtic Pride and acknowledging the fact that he is finally, officially a Celtic.
The Herald sheds some light on why the deal took so long to become official.
According to sources, there were several reasons for the delay in getting things done.
Green’s representative, David Falk, reported there were issues with the new collective bargaining agreement. But, in general, the parties just found the side issues were more complicated than expected once they agreed on the basic parameters of a four-year deal totaling some $36 million.
Also, according to a player source, there were insurance issues to tackle. Green missed last season after having surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm.
Doctors have assured the Celtics that Jeff Green is fully healthy and that the surgery he underwent to repair the aortic aneurysm posed less risk to his career than a torn ACL would, apparently there were some hoops that the club had to jump through in order to get the insurance finalized on the deal.
I'm sure we all can join Jeff in saying that we are happy to finally be able to say that he is officially a Celtic and that all the speculation is finally done. Now, let's get on to winning that 18th championship.
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