DEFENDER Saidy Janko has left Celtic on a permanent basis to join French side AS Saint-Etienne after failing to make an impact during his time at Celtic.

The defender who spent last season on-loan at Barnsley has signed a deal till 2021 with the French outfit and is excited about his new star.

“I am very happy to be here. AS Saint-Etienne is one of the biggest French clubs with a beautiful history and fantastic supporters. Yesterday I visited the Geoffroy-Guichard stadium with Ilan. It is a very impressive stadium that resembles the Celtic Park! Ligue 1 is a championship that develops and attracts more and more foreign players. I want to save playing time in one of the best championships. Joining a club of this magnitude is a great opportunity for me”

The Swiss defender was surplus to requirements at Celtic and Rodgers was keen to move him on to free up space in his squad.

We wish him all the best.


  1. Aye, but do they have 50 THOUSAND season ticket holders..a 60,000 capacity most weeks..13 Celtic supporters shops (inc. a massive Mega-store)..first British team to win their league 9 years in row..have also won their League Cup 6 years in a row..been in 3 European finals..Been the first Scottish, British AND Northern European team to win “The big one”..oh, and the team has 9 MILLION worldwide supporters? Psst. WE DO!!!

  2. Flop defender ??? The biggest flop at right back is lustig who manages to keep his place for some weird reason, Good luck to Yanko…Gamboa should do the same cos old Lustig is obviously a favourite.


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