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Unhappy winger set to get his Celtic wish

Four days after taking the huff on Instagram Sead Haksabanovic is reported to have agreed terms to join Greek club PAOK.

It seems like the winger has found a club that will appreciate his quality after failing to make much of an impression at Celtic.

After a spell out of football Rubin Kazan agreed a deal reported to be worth £3.5m to follow Carl Starfelt to Celtic but for the Montenegrin winger things just never got going.

Making his debut away to Ross County in the League Cup the pace of the new bhoy immediately caught the eye but unfortunately he struggled to build on that despite some impressive performances coming off the bench.

Goals at home to Dundee United and Ross County before the World Cup break served notice of more to follow as he returned in December on the same fitness level as his team-mates.

Alas for Haksa two Celtic players returned from the World Cup Finals in exceptional form, Aaron Mooy edged Matt O’Riley out of a midfield place with Daizen Maeda nailing down the left wing spot with Jota switched to the right.

Haksabanovic continued to make an impact coming off the bench but there was something missing, like the missed chances in the League Cup Final when he was twice sent through late on to kill the match off.

Jota’s move to Al Ittihad should have really opened the door for Haksabanovic but the signs in pre-season didn’t look good, when the season started at home to Ross County Haksabanovic failed to make the 20 man squad.

Now after three substitute appearances and an Instagram outburst it looks like Greece is calling.

As long as Celtic recover the fee that they spent a year ago a deal should go through in plenty of time for tomorrow’s signing deadline.

With Luis Palma, Marco Tilio and Yang Hyun-jun signed up Brendan Rodgers will be hoping that at least one of those wingers steps up and does the job that Haksabanovic was brought in for 12 months ago.

PAOK are playing Hearts tonight for a place in the UEFA Conference.

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