£2.2m striker Bangura released by Celtic finally signs permanent deal - Can he save his career?

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Former Celtic striker Mohamed Bangura has finally found a club.

Former Celtic striker Mohamed Bangura has signed a new deal after several months as a free agent.

Bangura had an unsuccessful spell at Parkhead, sent out on loan on three occasions and failing to score a competitive goal for them.

His contract was terminated by mutual consent in early 2014 and he signed with Turkish side Istanbul BB, but was since released after injury.

He was linked a couple of months ago with a move to play in Iran, but he has now ended his spell without a club, re-signing with former side AIK.

The Sierra Leone international was at the Swedish side before signing for Celtic, and spent time back on loan with them in 2012.

Bangura clinched his deal with AIK earlier this month, stating: "I look forward to giving my best and to win titles and hopefully play in the UEFA Champions League again." He will begin playing with them in 2015.

Whether he can do that is another matter. At 25 he has suffered badly with knee injuries, but is at a club which know him well and will have patience with him.

It's doubtful he will ever return to Celtic unless the two sides are drawn against each other, but if they do, it's likely he won't instil much fear into the SPL side's support.

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