Report: Celtic forward Nadir Ciftci heads to Turkey to initiate transfer talks

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Celtic’s Nadir Ciftci looks to be on his way out.

According to the Daily Mail’s live transfer feed, Celtic’s Nadir Ciftci is travelling to Turkey ahead of a proposed move to Eskisehirspor.

The report claims that the forward is to hold talks with the Turkish club over a permanent switch after falling out of favour at Celtic Park.

Ciftci joined Celtic from fellow Scottish side Dundee United last summer, a deal which many supporters praised after he showed such potential at Tannadice Park.

However, the Turkish striker comes with the added baggage of disciplinary problems and he soon found himself out of favour following a training ground bust-up with Emilio Izaguirre in October.

The 23-year-old has subsequently spent most of the season on the peripherals of the first-team, making just 11 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals.

With Celtic evidently happy to see him go, the Daily Mail claims the former Turkey U19 international is heading back to his native country in a bid to seal a deal with Eskisehirspor.

Some could argue it would be a backwards step for the striker, especially considering the Turkish side’s lowly position in the table, yet Ciftci needs a fresh start and home comforts may prove ideal.

The once Portsmouth forward has had an interesting career to date, yet he will be thoroughly disappointed with his time at Celtic and his inability to prove his worth to the Hoops’ supporters.

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