Erik Sviatchenko had been linked with several clubs before he ended up at FC Midtjylland.

After falling down Brendan Rodgers’ pecking order at Celtic, the Danish defender needed to find a new side, and that encouraged rumours.

The Scottish press first assumed he’d be off to FC Copenhagen, but in Denmark it was explained they didn’t really have the need for Sviatchenko that would justify the outlay.

In England, Southampton were linked, but at times it felt the reasoning was that Sviatchenko played Celtic and Virgil van Dijk had also played for Celtic… so it made sense to go down the same route.

That no Championship clubs came in strongly was a surprise and Sviatchenko instead ended up back at FC Midtjylland, but he insists he’s not disappointed.

Having come from the youth ranks at the club, the Celtic loanee is happy to back, quoted by Danish newspaper BT as saying: “I knew I should find a new club and I have had more options. When I had to choose, I didn’t doubt that I wanted to go back to Midtjylland – the club of my heart, my youth club.

“It’s a really exciting project, and I’m really excited to play the Danish championship.”