Date: 5th June 2013 at 7:51pm
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Celtic have freed Lassad Nouioui halfway through his contract.

The Tunisian striker scored three times in eight SPL starts and six substitute appearances with his last sighting in a hoops shirt coming in the 4-3 win over Aberdeen in March.

Neil Lennon signed the striker as a free agent last August but despite scoring the opening goals in the away wins over Aberdeen and Hearts in the autumn he never really threatened to hold down a regular first team place.

Lassad came to Celtic’s attention scoring 14 times for Deportivo la Coruna in the Spanish Second Division during season 2011/12.

That form also attracted interest from Levante who claimed that they had a signed contract with the striker but that claim failed to materialise.

After moving to Celtic Lassad said:  “I’m quite tall and strong, I can play with my head no problem but I really see myself more as a technical player, as a finisher and as a team player.

“I know of Miku, the Venezuelan striker Celtic have also signed from Spanish football. He is a very good player. There are very good forward players already at the club and it is up to the manager to decide which is the best partnership.”

Like Lassad Miku won’t feature for Celtic next season with his season long loan deal at an end.

Despite starting in the home Champions League matches against Benfica and Barcelona the Venezuelan striker never looked comfortable in a Celtic shirt, scoring only two goals with his last appearance coming in the 3-2 defeat away to Ross County in March.