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Forgotten £1.5million Celtic man heading for exit as 18-month goal drought continues

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On-loan Celtic striker Nadir Ciftci might have played his last game for the club as a 4th loan deal appears to be on the cards.

The 25-year-old Turk, a £1.5million arrival from Dundee United in the summer of 2015, has been woeful at English League One club. Plymouth Arg on his season-long loan, failing to score in any of his 8 appearances.

Ciftci has now failed to make recent matchday squads, and has been told to go elsewhere if he wants to play regularly. However, a return to Parkhead isn’t on the book as that option wasn’t included in his deal.

Argyle manager Derek Adams recently revealed: “The only way that Nadir will leave in January is if he goes to another club.

“He won’t be returning to Celtic. He will be moving on to another club or he gets himself back in the team here.

“We just have to wait and see. His agent is on the case. I would like to see Nadir playing for us because he’s a talented individual, but he needs to play games somewhere.”

The last 18 months have been turbulent for Ciftci, with his last goal coming while on loan at Turkish side Eskişehirspor in 2015-16.

He drew blank at Polish outfit Pogoń Szczecin while on loan from February 2017 to June, and has endured a lengthy goal drought.

With another 18 months still left on his current Celtic contract, what the future holds for the ill-tempered ex-Netherlands youth international remains unknown.