Once again Pierre van Hooijdonk finds himself dealing with Nadir Ciftci in the transfer window!
The former Dutch international favourite looked to have struck gold when he took the striker from Dundee United to Celtic in 2015 with a four year contract signed. Job done for the agent?
A six match domestic suspension didn’t help but the concerns of the doubters were confirmed as the new bhoy struggled to adapt to Ronny Deila’s system.
One striker can work but it certainly needs two wide players on form, Celtic had neither as the case to play Leigh Griffiths grew stronger and stronger.
A loan stint at Eskisehirspor in Turkey wasn’t the worst move with four goals to add to the four that he notched for Celtic.
Ciftci wasn’t likely to be a Brendan Rodgers player but a January loan to Poland with Pogon Szczecin failed to produce a goal with an ankle injury cutting the deal short.
Agent Pierre was called upon again last summer with Plymouth Argyle agreeing a season long move but after seven starts, six appearances as a substitute and no goals van Hooijdonk is required to sort out another move.
Argyle boss Derek Adams told the Plymouth Herald: “The only way that Nadir will leave in January is if he goes to another club. He won’t be returning to Celtic.
“He will be moving on to another club or he gets himself back in the team here. We just have to wait and see. His agent is on the case.
“I would like to see Nadir playing for us because he’s a talented individual, but he needs to play games somewhere.”
It’s almost two years since Ciftci scored, it’ll take a brave manager to take him on with 18 months still to run on his Celtic contract.