Italian side agrees €5m purchase clause for former Celtic flop

BORUSSIA DORTMUND have agreed a deal with Italian side Sassuolo. The German spent six months with the Scottish Champions last year but his time in Glasgow was forgettable to say the least. Now, Toljan will return to Sassuolo on another year loan with the Italians obliged to pay 5m Euros should he play a certain amount of games.

As reported by German site Kicker, Toljan will move to Sassuolo for next season with a permanent move all but confirmed.

Toljan joined Dortmund for 7m Euros but failed to really make an impact in the Black and Gold resulting in a loan move to Celtic. The right-back appeared to be all of Celtic’s prayers answered when he signed on loan from Borussia Dortmund in January 2019. An attacking, German U21 coming from one of the Bundesliga’s top sides and a pedigree in German football – he ticked all the boxes. It was a loan deal with the promise that should he impress, a deal could be looked at if it suited the parties involved.

Toljan started playing games under Brendan Rodgers but Neil Lennon’s arrival resulted in Mikael Lustig being preferred in the right back berth. As a result, Toljan’s interest in Celtic wained. The German was only on a half season loan and could be forgiven for going through the motions when it became clear that he wasn’t going to be at Celtic Park the following season.

Toljan made 23 appearances for Sassuolo and the club paid 2m euros as a loan fee for Toljan with an option to buy attached; however, this season there will be an obligation to buy if he plays an agreed amount of games.

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