Former Celtic and Dundee United attacker Nadir Ciftci has been linked with a shock move to Dundee – almost 12 months after a move was called off (ET).

James McPake’s side tried to lure the Turkish forward to Dens Park last year while the club were still in the Scottish Championship. A deal proved too costly for Dundee, but now they are back in the cinch Premiership after last season’s promotion, interest in the former Arab forward and Celtic number seven has been reignited.

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Nadir Ciftci has been linked with a return to Scotland. (Photo by Ali Balikci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Ciftci spent last season with TFF First League outfit Samsunspor, who recently deemed him surplus to requirements. The striker has been playing in his homeland since his permanent exit from Celtic in 2018. Scoring eight goals last season, the 29-year-old will be allowed to find a new club this summer, despite still being under contract.

The Turkish forward was a hit signing for Dundee United between 2013-15, form at Tannadice earning him a move to Celtic. He was handed the number seven shirt at Parkhead, but he made just 29 appearances for the Glasgow side, leaving permanently in 2018 after a loan spell at Motherwell.

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