Holmbert Fridjonsson on his way back to Celtic after Brondby loan

A Celtic player yet to have an impact in Scotland is now heading back after a loan spell abroad fell short.

As reported by Inside Futbol, Brondby have declined the opportunity to sign Holmbert Fridjonsson on a permanent basis, meaning the 22-year-old will now return to his parent-club Celtic.

The Icelandic player temporarily signed for Brondby this summer along with Bhoys teammate Teemu Pukki, but while the latter scored his fair share of goals, Fridjonsson was far less productive, scoring just twice in 14 appearances.

When you consider both those goals were scored by October, and that he has rarely been seen on the pitch in recent months, it is no surprise Brondby opted not to sign him permanently.

“Holmbert has performed really well for us, both in training and in matches, and he has great potential,” Brondby’s sporting director Per Rud said.

“Realistically though, we believe that Holmbert will not receive enough playing time with us going forward.”

So what next for a player who signed for Celtic in January 2014 but is yet to play for their senior side and has only made the match-day squad on two occasions?

Celtic need more fire-power next season following the departure of John Guidetti, but having failed to have any real impact at Brondby Fridjonsson does not look like the answer.

He still has time on his hands but there needs to be a considerable upturn in both form and fortune for him to sufficiently impress Celtic boss Ronny Deila before it is too late.

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