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Metz complete signing of Celtic flop Amido Balde

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French Ligue 2 side Metz have completed the signing of Celtic striker Amido Balde on a two year deal.

We reported back in June that Metz were close to signing the Guinean international.

Celtic signed Balde from Portuguese outfit Vitoria Guimaraes for just over £1.3 million in June 2013, but failed to secure regular first team football under previous manager Neil Lennon and never made a single appearance for Celtic under Ronny Deila last season. He was sent out on loan to Belgian side Beveren and later Israeli club Hapoel Tel Aviv.

The 24-year-old played just 24 first team appearances for Celtic, scoring just three times.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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