Quick links


Cardiff City

Celtic summer signing told he's no longer wanted, will leave in January

Norway Flag

Celtic boss Ronny Deila has reportedly told Jo Inge Berget that he can leave the club.

Relative unknown Ronny Deila set about moulding his own Celtic team after replacing Neil Lennon, and did so with a raft of new signings.

In came Craig Gordon, Aleksandar Tonev, Jason Denayer, Mubarak Wakaso, Stefan Scepovic and John Guidetti, whilst it was little surprise that he brought Jo Inge Berget to Glasgow from Cardiff City.

Berget, 24, had only arrived at Cardiff in January 2013, following manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from Molde to South Wales, but failed to make any sort of impact with the Bluebirds, playing just twice in a six month stay.

Paired up with his former Stromsgodset manager Deila, it was seen as the perfect move for Berget to rekindle his best form, penning a season-long deal with a view to a permanent transfer should be impress.

Yet whilst Berget has scored two goals in eight appearances in all competitions, he has failed to make himself a first choice selection under Deila, starting just twice in the league.

Now, according to The Evening Times, Celtic have told Berget that he is free to leave in January and will return to Cardiff, with the Hoops cutting his loan spell short.

It's not a huge shock considering his limited playing time, but there were high hopes for Berget upon his reunion with Deila back in July.

The skillful playmaker is now at a huge crossroads in his career having failed in British football, and a return to Scandinavia could be on the cards.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch