Jackie McNamara raves about Celtic-bound Nadir Ciftci

Celtic U-20s

Nadir Ciftci looks set to leave Dundee United for Scottish Premiership rivals Celtic this summer.

Dundee United manager Jackie McNamara has been singing the praises of Celtic-bound Nadir Ciftci in The Scottish Sun.

The Turkish forward to set to leave United for Scottish Premiership rivals Celtic in the coming days, as the two clubs have reportedly agreed on a fee.

According to BBC Sport, the Terrors have accepted a £1.5 million bid from the Bhoys for the 23-year-old.

McNamara believes that Ciftci will leave for Celtic and understands his decision, while also speaking highly of his quality.

“I’m delighted for him because he’s a fantastic lad,” McNamara told The Scottish Sun. “I know a lot of things riled him and he has this reputation, but he’s a lovely boy. At 23 he’s a fantastic talent and has the potential to go to the very top…

“It has taken two years of work on him to get him into the position where he’s getting his move.

“We believe we’ve helped him get to the next level and the rest is up to him now. But there’s no limit to what he can achieve because he’s a very talented player.”

Good signing for Celtic?

Ciftci is one of the best strikers in the Premiership and has been in brilliant form for the past two seasons.

In the 2013-14 campaign, the former Turkey Under-19 international scored 17 goals and in 2014-15 he found the target 16 times.

Ciftci is a very good striker who can score different kinds of goals and also brings his teammates into play.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch