Danish defender Erik Sviatchenko who has experienced very little game time this season, could be on his way out of the club .

The Daily Record reports that FC Copenhagen could be ready to bring him back to his home country in a January move.

Sviatchenko, who signed for Celtic in January 2016, would cost around 1.5 million pounds, the same fee that brought him to Celtic from FC Midtjylland.

The defender has not featured for Brendan Rodger’s side since he picked up a knee injury against Rosenberg during the second round of the UEFA Champions League Qualifiers in the summer.

Despite recovering from this injury and training with the team, the Dane has not managed to break into the starting eleven and is now way down the defensive pecking order with likes of Boyata, Simunovic, Ajer and even Nir Bitton taking the centre half spots.

This coupled with the arrival of Marvin Compper, who will join the team in the new year, surely spells the end for Sviatchenko after he was not even included in the squad for the previous game, a 2-0 win against Dundee.

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After impressing in his first season and a half at the club, where he faced Barcelona and Manchester City in Europe, he has been unable to get back to his best and will surely be looking elsewhere to get his career back on track.

The emergence of young Kristoffer Ajer who has started the last 3 games and helped the team to a clean sheet in each of these games, has further forced Sviatchenko out into the cold and making a transfer seem very likely.

FC Copenhagen seems a good fit for the man who will be looking to get back on the pitch and playing again. The recent sale of their young playmaker Benjamin Verbic has given the Danish club the funds to bring Sviatchenko out of his current misery at Celtic as they look to make a swoop next month when the window opens.

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