Plymouth boss Adams gives update on future of Celtic flop Ciftci

Nadir Ciftci of Celtic celebrates scoring with Stuart Armstrong of Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Motherwell and Celtic at Fir Park on October 17, 2015 in...

Nadir Ciftci was loaned to Plymouth from Celtic at the start of the season.

Munir Mohamed (L) of Barcelona and Nadir Ciftci (R) of Celtic during the International Champions Cup series match between Barcelona and Celtic at Aviva Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Dublin,...

Plymouth Argyle manager Derek Adams has told the Herald that Celtic loanee Nadir Ciftci cannot return to Parkhead this month, but he could still go and play for another team.

The 25-year-old attacker has featured just eight times this season for the English League One side, after joining the club in the summer on a season-long loan deal from Celtic.

He last played for the Green Army on November 25, coming on with 19 minutes left in a 1-0 away defeat to former Premier League side Portsmouth and with the January window coming round, his future has been thrown into the spotlight.

New signing Nadir Ciftci of Celtic makes his debut  at the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and Real Sociedad at St Mirren Park on July 10th, 2015 in Paisley, Scotland.

However, there is no clause in the loan deal that can see Celtic cancel the temporary deal, but Adams claimed the Turkish winger's agent is working hard to find a new club for the versatile attacker for the second half of the season.

“The only way that Nadir will leave in January is if he goes to another club. He won’t be returning to Celtic," Adams said.  "He will be moving on to another club or he gets himself back in the team here.

“We just have to wait and see. His agent is on the case. I would like to see Nadir playing for us because he’s a talented individual, but he needs to play games somewhere.”

New signing Nadir Ciftci of Celtic makes his debut  wearing the famous number 7 shirt at the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and Real Sociedad at St Mirren Park on July 10th, 2015 in...

A seven-time Turkey Under-19 international, Ciftci joined Celtic for £1.5million after a prolific spell with Dundee United during the 2014-15 season. He made 22 appearances and scored four time, but was loaned out in January 2016.

He failed to regain a place following his loan with Turkish side Eskisehirspor, before another loan with Polish outfit Pogon Szczecin in 2016-17 also failed to grab the attention of Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

Now, with 18 months remaining on his contract, Ciftci could be forced to find a new home for the second half of the season as he continually looks to win back his Celtic career or indeed interest other sides.

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