Report: Nadir Ciftci drove for seven hours to secure loan move away from Celtic

The striker has headed back to Turkey on loan until the end of the season.

On transfer deadline day Celtic decided to let one of their summer signings leave the club as Nadir Ciftci departed on loan. The 23-year-old from Turkey had caught the eye at previous club Dundee United but struggled to make a consistent impact at Celtic Park.

With that in mind he was loaned out to Eskisehirspor in Turkey until the end of the season.

Now the details of how this move came about have been published by Fanatik.

They report that ES-ES first got in touch about bringing in Ciftci a couple of days before deadline day and Celtic said that on the off chance they signed a new striker they would lend Ciftci.

As soon as it looked like Colin Kazim-Richards was on his way from Feyenoord the deal was put into motion.

The report claims that Ciftci had to make a seven hour trip by car to London in order to board a flight to Turkey to finalise the deal.

He then met with his agent and former Celtic striker Pierre van Hooijdonk in Istanbul when Sivasspor and Gaziantepspor offers were also laid out for the player - but he rejected those deals as he had already promised himself to Eskisehirspor.

Quite the transfer story for the Celtic striker, who will now hope to get back to his best goalscoring form in Turkey.

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