Amido Balde, released by Celtic in the summer, joins Angolan outfit

The striker failed to feature for new club Metz and has headed to Africa.

In the summer there was plenty of talk surrounding the striker situation at Celtic.

The club allowed Stefan Scepovic and Teemu Pukki transfers out of the club, as well as youngster Holmbert Fridjonsson. They also allowed Amido Balde a free transfer.

The Guinea-Bissauan striker was signed by Celtic from Vitoria Guimares in 2013 but never settled in Scottish football.

He played 24 times for Celtic in the 2013-14 season, scoring three times, but did not do enough to stay in the team for the next season.

Celtic instead loaned him out - first to Waasland Beveren in Belgium and then Israeli outfit Hapoel Tel Aviv - as they decided he did not have what it takes.

He joined French side Metz on a free transfer in the summer, after Celtic ended his contract at Parkhead two years early and today he was on the move again.

But it would be hard to guess where he has gone.

Balde has turned his back on European football altogether and headed to his home continent of Africa, joining Angolan side Sport Luanda Benfica.

Metz confirmed the move for the striker, who did not play a single game for the French club, on their official Twitter account.

It doesn't look like Celtic will be having sleepless nights about letting this striker go.

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