Bangura is set to return to Celtic

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ELFSBORG last night confirmed they wouldn’t be taking up their option to sign Celtic flop Mo Bangura on a permanent basis.

The Sierra Leone striker is on loan at the Swedish club, but has had a miserable time there, despite costing Elfsborg £1 million.

The Swedes had the option to negotiate a deal to make the move permanent, but Bangura will return to Celtic after Elfsborg’s final Europa League game against Standard Liege next week. Chairman Bosse Johansson said: “The loan agreement expires at the end of the year. He has one game left here and then he belongs to Celtic. What Celtic will do with him, I do not know. He may stay there or they might loan him out again.

“Before the season started, we made a special effort to try to reach the group stage of the Champions League and signed him.

“It did not succeed, but it showed the effort we put in. There is no prospect of him returning here next year.”

Bangura is under contract with Celtic until 2015 but netted just six goals in 27 games for Elfsborg after enduring a poor season.