Celtic’s striking disasters
He was a good Dundee United striker but there was no frenzy among Celtic fans to sign up the Turkish Dutchman.
An end of season biting incident would surely put off a bid from Celtic but despite the threat of a lengthy domestic ban a fee of £1.5m was paid out with a four year contract to match.
Ciftci never looked right in a Celtic shirt, being played ahead of Leigh Griffiths didn’t help matters. After a six match domestic ban he was sent on loan to Turkey in January, his return and a change of manager made little difference, he is currently on loan at Pogon Szczecin but the early signs aren’t promising.