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It has took back to back trebles to make it happen, but Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers seems to starting to get rid of some of the deadwood in his Hoops squad.

The first out of the door was defensive enforcer Erik Sviatcheko, who returned to FC Midtjylland in a deal worth £1million, as reported by the Daily Record.

It seems certain that there will be more departures in the summer as the Hoops prepare for July’s Champions League qualifiers.

Nadir Ciftci seems likely to leave, and there have to be doubts over even Stuart Armstrong and Dedryck Boyata, who are going into the last season of their contract.

But the player who would seem the most likely to depart next is right-back Cristian Gamboa.

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It is slightly odd that a player who is set to play in the World Cup for Costa Rica is so surplus to requirements at Parkhead but that is certainly the case.

The Hoops should give him a free transfer in all honesty, as his prospects of playing football next season for the Bhoys are virtually none.

The move to get rid of players who have no future with the Bhoys has been long overdue, and hopefully by the time the Bhoys return to competitive action in July the squad numbers will have been culled considerably.

In other Celtic news, Brendan Rodgers has done the right thing in selling Erik Sviatchenko

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