Celtic enforcer Erik Sviatchenko is on the verge of a permanent move away from Celtic, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun has reported that the 26-year-old, who signed from FC Midtjylland for £2.25million in 2016, is poised to return back to the Danish club, who have just won their second title last weekend.
He spent the second half of last season back on loan at FC Midtjylland and although he had claimed it was unlikely he’d be there next season, it now looks like that is exactly what’s going to happen.
The report says that the fee has been agreed and that Sviatchenko is set to sign a four-year deal.
After lifting the title, when leaders Brondby collapsed with three games to go, Sviatchenko said: “I was brought here to win the title, so it’s job done for me.”
Now it appears he might have another job to do with the club next season.
Football Insider verdict:
Sviatchenko has made 63 appearances for Celtic but the 26-year-old didn’t feature last season and went out on loan after falling out with Brendan Rodgers. It doesn’t seem like he has a future at Celtic and so this move would seem to work for all sides. It seems unlikely that Celtic will recoup all of the money they spent on him, but a fee of anywhere around £1million would be good business and they’d also get his wages off the book as Rodgers prepares to strengthen his squad in the face of a renewed attack from Steven Gerrard’s Rangers.
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