Gaby Mudingayi, Celtic and QPR linked midfielder delighted to clinch deal after failing to play a game this season

Stadio Dino Manuzzi

Former Inter Milan midfielder is delighted to have finally signed a deal with Cesena, having previously been linked to QPR and Celtic.

As West Ham showed this week with the signing of free agent Nene, there are still a handful of deals being done around Europe.

One now former free agent who is delighted to have finally found a club is 18-time capped Belgian international Gaby Mudingayi.

The central midfielder was released by Inter Milan last summer, but had struggled to get his career going since.

Talksport reported last Autumn that Queens Park Rangers were weighing up a deal for the 33-year-old, while the Daily Record claimed back in the summer that Celtic were interested.

He was picked up by Spanish side Elche in October but was not permitted to play as he was unregistered and was then released in January.

After what was threatening to become a whole season on the shelf, Mudingayi has clinched a deal with Serie A relegation battlers Cesena, and was unveiled this week.

At his presentation he was quoted by Tuttomercatoweb: "I like the spirit that I found during training: I will give everything like I always did, I was never given anything, I always fought to play at a high level."

The DR Congo born midfielder's unsuccessful time in Spain suggests neither Celtic or QPR missed out with his signature, but at Cesena, in a league he knows, Mudingayi has a chance to prove everybody wrong for not taking a chance on him.

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