Celtic sold the big Danish defender almost two years ago.

Erik Sviatchenko has revealed that he still harbours an element of resentment over his Celtic departure.

The 28-year-old defender was sold by former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers in January of 2018 after falling out of favour at Parkhead.

Sviatchenko had helped Celtic to back-to-back Premiership titles – the first under Ronny Deila – but injury saw Rodgers turn to Kristoffer Ajer and Dedryck Boyata as his first-choice central defensive pairing.

The Denmark international re-signed for Midtjylland in his homeland, but the big man is still upset that he had no say in the matter.

He told DR.DK: “Just as amazing the Celtic era was, it was just as annoying that it ended so quickly. I was disappointed and frustrated that I couldn’t control the process.”

History proves that Celtic made a horrendous decision here.

The two centre-backs signed to replace Sviatchenko were Marvin Compper and Jack Hendry, the latter of whom can’t make Neil Lennon’s senior squad and was sent off in a reserve game last month, while Compper might be the most pointless signing that Rodgers will ever make in his career.

The German made just one appearance in his 18-month spell in Glasgow.

Considering who his replacements were, who can blame Sviatchenko for being annoyed?

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