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26th Dec, 2016 | 1:41pm

Rodgers reaches Celtic transfer decision on attacker - report

By Dominic Toner

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told forward Nadir Ciftci that he has no future at the club and he can leave in the January window, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun claim that the Bhoys will try to sell the 24-year-old in January and will send him out on loan if no offers come in for a permanent deal.

The report details that Ciftci has been told he will be leaving Celtic Park and he could make a return to former club Dundee on loan.

Rodgers currently has two top strikers fighting for a starting position as Moussa Dembele and Leigh Griffiths go head to head.

Ciftci featured in two Champions League qualifiers under Rodgers in July and has not played since.

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The Turkish forward has endured a miserable stay with the Glasgow giants and has scored four goals in 24 appearances.

He spent the second half of last season loan at Turkish club Eskisehirspor and has not managed to cement his place with Celtic.

Ciftci may favour a return to Dundee after enjoy a good spell there, scoring 33 goals in 82 appearances.

Football Insider verdict:

Celtic are making the right decision by allowing their out-of-favour striker Nadir Ciftci to leave the club. Rodgers will hope that he can secure a permanent deal away in January, but if not a temporary loan move would be good for the player to secure playing time. He has failed to impress manager Rodgers since he was appointed and clearly has no long-term future with the club. The Bhoys have two quality striker competing in the squad and it’s hard to see how Ciftci could ever throw his name into contention. Celtic are still unbeaten domestically and Rodgers has a clear idea of who he wants in his squad by now.

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