Former Celtic and Dundee United striker Nadir Ciftci is looking for a new club this summer, with Samsunspor deeming him surplus to requirements (Meydannet).

The Turkish forward has been playing in his homeland since his permanent exit from Celtic in 2018 and featured for Samsunspor in the 2020/21 season. They play in the TFF First League, the second tier of Turkish football, and Ciftci scored eight goals last season. While still under contract, the 29-year-old will be allowed to find a new club.

Former Celtic and Dundee United man Nadir Ciftci was wanted in Scotland last summer. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

Dundee were interested in signing the forward last summer but budgets prevented the forward from signing for James McPake’s side. The former Celtic and United forward will be available to clubs again this summer.

Ciftci first arrived in Scottish football from Dutch side NAC Breda, joining Dundee United in 2013 and spending two successful years at Tannadice, Celtic then signing him in 2015. Despite being handed the number seven shirt at Parkhead, he made just 29 appearances for the Glasgow side before leaving in 2018.

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