Date: 18th January 2018 at 2:19pm
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Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci had made the bizarre claim that he still believes that he has a future at Parkhead – even though he has spent most of the last two seasons on loan.

Ciftci has played only 26 games and scored four goals for the Hoops since joining from Dundee United in the summer of 2015, and has had spells on loan at Eskisehirspor and Pogon Szczecin before he joined Plymouth.

The 25-year-old recently joined Motherwell after an unsuccessful loan spell at Plymouth earlier this season.

Now, the striker, who is still contract to the Hoops, has admitted he will consider his future in the summer.

“There is always hope and there are always doors open so I will think about it when the season is finished,” he said, as quoted by BT Sport.

The Turkish forward also praised Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers for the way he has treated him in his time at Celtic.

“He has been great for the club, for the players and it has been good between me and him. It is just that I have not been able to play under him but I have always rated him highly,” he added.

It says it all about how far Citfci has fallen down the pecking order that despite the Hoops suffering a host of injury problems they were still willing to let the player leave.

Celtic – without Ciftci – return to action following their winter break in Dubai with a match against Brechin in the Scottish Cup on Saturday, as they begin the defence of the trophy they won last May thanks to an injury time Tom Rogic goal against Aberdeen.

In other Celtic news, fans have been reacting to Tom Rogic’s injury

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