Done deal: £1.5m Celtic player agrees terms for Celtic temporary exit
Celtic have announced that Erik Sviatchenko has returned to his former side FC Midtjylland on loan until the end of the season.
The news was broken by the Hoops on their official website on Tuesday morning, after speculation that a deal was on the verge of completion.
The Danish international was signed by former Hoops manager Ronny Deila for a fee of £1.5million in January 2016.
He featured regularly under Deila, but since Brendan Rodgers took over at Celtic Park the 26-year-old’s appearances have been few and far between, and he hasn’t featured in a first-team match since making a substitute appearance against Rosenberg in August.
Football Insider verdict
The move makes sense for all parties. Sviatchenko will finally get to play some football, whilst the Hoops will get a player who had little chance of first-team football off their wage bill, albeit temporarily. It is a bit of a surprise that the move isn’t a permanent one, but presumably the player and the club just wanted the deal done as soon as possible. Sviatchenko’s chances of first-team football were already remote before the Hoops signed Marvin Compper, so it is sensible that he departs this month. He will go with the best wishes of the fans who will no doubt remember a header he scored against Rangers, but the Bhoys are a better side when he’s not in the team.
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