Former Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko has penned an emotional Twitter message to the club’s support after he left the Hoops to rejoin his former club FC Midtjylland.
The deal is worth £1million to the Bhoys, as reported by the Daily Record.
The 26-year-old revealed the farewell message on his personal Twitter account, where he disclosed that he was ‘forever grateful’ to have played for the Scottish champions.
“The highs have been amazing and unforgettable…I have given my heart and soul and I’ve felt the same towards me from all of the supporters.”
— Erik Sviatchenko (@eriksviat) May 28, 2018
The centre-back seems to be leaving on good terms with the club, as he returns to Denmark on a permanent deal after initially rejoining FC Midtjylland on loan in January.
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Hoops fans will certainly appreciate the comments from Sviatchenko. The player wasn’t at the club for that long, but he certainly seemed to take to it very quickly. His most memorable moment was probably his headed goal against Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final in 2016. His celebrations showed his commitment, as he would have been suspended for the final had the Hoops won the game. He was unlucky with injuries, but he never really seemed a favourite of Brendan Rodgers, who preferred other options. With so many other centre-backs at the club, it is no real shock that the Dane has been allow to leave. The chances of playing time for him next season seemed limited, and he can kickstart his career once more back in his homeland. He did seem to enjoy playing for the Hoops though, as his very emotional message to the fans makes clear.
In other Celtic news, fans seem upset that Sviatchenko is leaving