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Morten Rasmussen leaves Celtic to sign for FC Midtjylland in Denmark

The striker has ended his unsuccessful spell in Glasgow and returned to his homeland.

I'll be back: Morten Rasmussen says he will return to Celtic this summer.
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Morten Rasmussen has left Celtic to return to his native Denmark, agreeing a switch to FC Midtjylland.

The striker has signed a four year contract at the MCH Arena, ending a spell with Glasgow that saw him unable to make an impression in the first team at Parkhead. The transfer fee has not been disclosed.

Rasmussen had joined Celtic in 2010, with then manager Tony Mowbray spending a seven figure sum to attract a player who had been a prolific scorer with Brondby.

The forward, who has five international caps, failed to win a regular starting spot and when Mowbray left Parkhead, Rasmussen found himself on the sidelines as he did not fit in Neil Lennon's plans.

Subsequent loan spells at Mainz, AaB and Sivasspor proved largely unsuccessful and though the player stated on several occasions his intention to fight for his place at Celtic, it was made clear that he was free to find another club.

The forward will now look to rebuild his career in the Superliga, where he was a regular goalscorer with AGF and Brondby.

Rasmussen told Midtjyllands official website: "FCM is an exciting club that plays attractive, offensive football.

"It is a club that is fighting for the top spots, and it is a style of play that will benefit me."

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