As reported by The Evening Times, Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko is on the brink of a permanent move back to his homeland after a successful loan spell at FC Midtjylland.
The paper say he is closing in on a four year deal at the Danish champions after falling out of favour at Celtic Park.
Sviatchenko moved to Glasgow in 2016 and went on to make 63 appearances for the Hoops, initially establishing himself as a first-choice centre-back.
That continued under Brendan Rodgers for a while, partnering Jozo Simunovic, until he was eventually replaced by the likes of Dedryck Boyata and Kristoffer Ajer.
He made just two appearances in the 2017/18 season before heading to Denmark in January, missing just one match on FC Midtjylland’s march to the Superliga title.
Fans aren’t exactly delighted to hear he is leaving with many feeling he deserved a second chance at Celtic Park.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
Big mistake if we let sviatchenko go
— Matthew Craney (@craney67) May 25, 2018
Disappointed to hear big Sviatchenko is leaving permanently. Always liked him. Better than Jozo in my opinion.
— Marty Vanucci (@martydeila) May 25, 2018
Does Erik Sviatchenko deserve another chance at @CelticFC ? Let me know what you think HH
— Celtic Gossip (@CelticGossip) May 23, 2018
Never understood why he got dropped,watched him in a few games including cup semi against rangers and he was best player and only one urging team and fans, actually thought of him as Captain material,he was unfortunate to never have a regular CH partner
— Ian Scobie (@scoblerone10) May 23, 2018
Struggled with an injury but was getting back to form when we let him go. Doing great now so why not give him a chance? I still say bring in another CB along with him though ?
— Craig Wilkinson (@xfitbhoy) May 23, 2018
Mad sviatchenko’s went back hame and won the league. Got tae wonder wit ever happened to him, no danger is he any worse than boyata
— 67 (@AndyMcGregor95) May 22, 2018
Time Sviatchenko was brought back to the fold. IMHO a better defender than any of the current bunch we have.
— St.Anthony (@Stephen4_2) May 22, 2018