Loaned out striker Nadir Ciftci has not given up hope on Celtic career

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

The Turkish forward cannot wait to get going at Fir Park but has not given up hope on his Celtic future.

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,...

Earlier this month Celtic’s Nadir Ciftci, 25, secured a loan move to Motherwell after a failed spell away with Plymouth Argyle in League One.

The Turkish striker signed for Celtic in 2015 from Dundee United but failed to hold down a position in Ronny Deila’s team and has only featured for the Hoops 26 times, scoring four goals in the process..

Most of his football has come during disappointing loan spells to Eskisehirspor, Pogon Szczecin and Plymouth, but the 25-year-old hopes to seize his opportunity with Motherwell and rediscover the deadly form that originally led to his Celtic move.

Nadir Ciftci of Dundee United celebrates his goal during the Scottish League Cup Semi-Final match between Dundee United and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on January 31, 2015 in Glasgow,...

Despite having barely featured in Celtic’s plans since his arrival, Ciftci still believes there is a chance to reignite his Hoops career if all goes well during his loan move to Fir Park.

According to The Scotsman, in response to a question on his future at Parkhead, Ciftci said: “There is always hope and there are always doors open so I will think about it when the season is finished.

“All I want to do right now is concentrate on Motherwell, they have given me this chance to show myself.

“I will give everything that they have given me and look forward to the summer and whatever is going to be.

“I obviously have another year left with Celtic but I will think about it in the summer. Until then I will give everything for Motherwell.”

Richard Tait of Motherwell celebrates his goal , the 3rd for Motherwell with team mates during the Betfred League Cup Scottish League Cup Group Stage match between Motherwell and Greenock...

Ciftci was also quick to quash any concerns over his relationship with Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, stating his admiration for the Northern Irishman and his achievements so far.

“He has been great for the club, for the players and it has been good between me and him,” the Turkish U19 international said, “It is just that I have not been able to play under him but I have always rated him highly.

“I tried everything I had. It has been up and down at Celtic for me but I am happy to be here to concentrate on Motherwell.”

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