£2.2m Celtic disappointment set to sign for Iranian club Persepolis

Celtic Parkhead

Mo Bangura failed to score in 16 games for Celtic after arriving in a big money deal from Swedish side AIK and is now set for a new football adventure.

Celtic fans may not remember much about what Mo Bangura did on the pitch for the Hoops during his short stint at the Parkhead club, but they may still recall that the club shelled out a considerable £2.2 million to bring the Sierra Leone international to the Scottish Premiership.

Seen as a potential star in the making at Celtic Park, injuries and a lack of form curtailed any potential impact the 25-year-old may have had under then-manager Neil Lennon.

Brought to the club in August of 2011, Bangura was sent out on the first of a series of loans in December 2012, first with former club AIK and later Elfsborg.

Contracted with the Scottish giants until 2015, the striker seemingly ended any hopes of forging a future at the club under Neil Lennon when he opted to play for the latter of these two Swedish sides when they met Celtic in the qualification phase of the Champions League in 2013.

The Parkhead side ultimately opted to pay off the remainder of his deal with the Hoops and Bangura moved to Turkish second-tier side Istanbul BB.

But after failing to find the net in eight appearances for his new side, the Daily Record is now claiming that the striker is set to move to Iranian side Persepolis.

He is the second high-profile flop to see his career nosedive after failing to find the net for Celtic on a regular basis.

Former Sevilla and Schalke forward Teemu Pukki arrived at Parkhead with a solid reputation but is currently out on loan at Brondby after a return of just nine goals in 38 games for the Bhoys.

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