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Celtic had a nightmare with Derk Boerrigter transfer

Celtic have seen a significant number of players make moves to the Parkhead club over the years either on loan deals, permanent deals or free transfers.

However, as can happen with a lot of clubs, not every transfer deal ends up being worthwhile for a variety of different reasons.

One deal that took place at Celtic Park that was undoubtedly a poor one for all involved was their 2013 swoop for Derk Boerrigter.

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Signed from Ajax during the 2013 summer transfer window in a deal worth a reported fee of around £3m, the winger put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Bhoys, picking up a weekly wage of £12k-per-week.

With just 26 appearances to his name in a Celtic shirt, the Dutchman scored just one goal and provided two assists before retiring in April 2016.

To highlight how disappointing he was when he managed to get on the pitch, with 15 league appearances throughout the 2013/14 season, the winger could only register three shots on target.

Also, with four appearances in the Champions League that season, Boerrigter earned himself a very poor overall performance rating of 5.98/10 from WhoScored, making him one of the lowest-rated players for the club.

After leaving the Parkhead club and calling an end to his playing days, the attacker revealed that he only stayed at Celtic for so long because of his hefty wages.

For a club as big as Celtic, this isn’t what anyone connected with the side will be wanting to hear from anyone who has donned the shirt for any period of time.

Also, having suffered his fair share of injuries during his time with the Hoops, the former Ajax star also had a few choice words to say about the medical staff and their methods of dealing with him.

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So much so that he actually blames them for the fact that he ended his career when he did.

This, once again, doesn’t put him in the best light in terms of his attitude or work ethic.

Taking all of this into account, with a grand total of 140 weeks as a Celtic player to his name, it’s safe to say that the Dutchman rinsed the club and Peter Lawwell for £4.7m from his transfer fee and weekly wages.

With that in mind, it’s hard to deny that anyone can look at Boerrigter’s time with the Bhoys as anything other than disastrous.

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