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Girlfriend of Celtic's Cristian Gamboa confirms Scotland exit

Odsonne Edouard of Celtic celebrates with team mate Cristian Gamboa after scoring his team's third goal  during the first leg UEFA Champions League Qualifier match between Celtic and...

It looks like Cristian Gamboa is leaving Celtic this summer.

Cristian Gamboa #16 of Costa Rica chases down the ball in front of Bobby Wood #7 of United States during a match in the 2016 Copa America Centenario at Soldier Field on June 7, 2016 in...

The girlfriend of Celtic defender Cristian Gamboa has confirmed that they're leaving Glasgow this summer.

Gamboa, who joined Celtic for £1 million in 2016 under Brendan Rodgers [Herald Scotland], is out of contract next month.


The Costa Rica international has struggled for any sort of football this season, making only four appearances across all competitions - and none since December.

And his girlfriend, Meli Salazar, posted a number of photographs on Instagram, alongside the caption: "How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard!”


Tom Rogic, Nir Bitton, Dedryck Boyata, Jonny Hayes and Dorus de Vries were all spotted in the series of photos.

It remains to be seen where the former West Brom ace ends up, but his Celtic exit is looking relatively concrete.

Any slim chance of a contract extension went out the window when Rodgers quit the Hoops in February. Even then, it seems unlikely that the Northern Irishman would have extended his deal.

The 2016-17 campaign was his best in terms of appearances, as the 29-year-old clocked over 20 games - including 14 starts - in all competitions under Rodgers.

Celtic's  Cristian Gamboa stretches during a training session at the Celtic Training Centre in Lennoxtown, Scotland on October 30, 2017, on the eve of their UEFA Champions League Group B...

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