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Under-performing Celtic loanee Balde ends deal, signs with former club hero's team, confirm SkySports

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Celtic's Amido Balde has signed a new deal to move to Hapoel Tel Aviv on loan.

Celtic outcast Amido Balde is starting afresh as he looks to rejuvenate his career.

SkySports report the striker has joined Hapoel Tel Aviv on loan, having cut short a spell at Belgian side Beveren.

Balde had performed poorly at Beveren this season, scoring only one goal in 15 games. That strike came on his debut against Zulte Waregem back in September.

At Tel Aviv, he joins former Celtic midfielder Eyal Berkovic who is the general manager at the club.

Celtic signed Balde for £1.8 million from Portuguese side Guimares, but he failed to earn a regular first team spot.

His career at the club appears over for now, and if a permanent offer had been made for him, it's hard to believe Celtic would not have accepted.

The club now need to hope Balde can be successful in Tel Aviv, and do enough to earn a deal to play there, or do enough to tempt another team to move for him in the summer.

Beveren said on their website, reported by Belgian newspaper Nieuwsblade, that they wished Balde well and thanked him for his efforts while at the club.

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