French side snap up Celtic defender as Brendan continues trimming squad

Celtic have sold Osaze Urhoghide to French Ligue 2 side Amiens. The 23-year-old was not part of the touring party that went to Japan and it was clear that he was not in the plans for Rodgers’ second spell as manager.

Now, he has signed a three-year deal with the Northern France outfit as they plot a return to the top French division.

The player only made 21 senior appearances (before coming from Sheffield Wednesday) so he was always to be regarded as one for the future as opposed to an ‘oven ready’ player for Celtic. Jack Hendry left the club for Oostende in a loan deal and was able to resurrect his career so Urhoghide followed this path.

Since arriving at Celtic, Urhoghide has been limited in terms of game time but he did impress in the win over Real Betis in the Europa League, playing at right-back. He was strong in the tackle, comfortable enough of the ball and showed pace to defend as well as attack. However, he was shortly sent on loan to Oostende but the Belgians were unable to activate his buy-out clause.

Good luck to Osaze. Ultimately it was a strange signing but one that could have worked out.

Brendan Rodgers has insisted that he will continue to trim the squad as he gears towards the start of the new season. James McCarthy, Ismaila Soro and Albian Ajeti are expected to be the next candidates to exit Celtic given their high wages and little involvement.

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