Erik Sviatchenk0o was a fan favourite during his time at Celtic, the 27-year-old central defender signed for the Hoops back in January 2016 from FC Midtjylland, however, he lasted just two and a half years before returning his former club. After yesterday, though, when he was present at Parkhead for Celtic’s 3-0 win, the fans want him back.
Thank you @CelticFC for the great gesture of letting me walk on Paradise and being able to thank everyone. It has been a pleasure and I will definitely be back again #FAMILY pic.twitter.com/T1vbRI4qps
— Erik Sviatchenko (@eriksviat) 23 December 2018
The Danish centre-half was lucky enough to win five honours in his time at Celtic. Whilst playing under both Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers, the defender picked up two Scottish Premier League titles, two Scottish League Cups and one Scottish Cup in what can only be described as an incredibly successful spell in Glasgow for the commanding Danish international.
Now, though, after being away from the club for the last six months, the fans have been calling for Sviatchenko to make a return, and they want him back in January. At the moment the club have the likes of Filip Benkovic, Dedryck Boyata and Jozo Simunovic at the back, but with Benkovic only on-loan, a return for Sviatchenko would go down very well with the fans.
You can read the Bhoys’ calls for a Sviatchenko return here:
@CelticFC bring him home!!
— BS (@BarryBhoy777) December 23, 2018
It was a pleasure to be able to give you a proper send off Erik, hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and when you come back, hopefully it’ll be when you are playing for us again.
— (@Durninho) 23 December 2018
January would work for us @eriksviat !
— MP PT (@m4rky_p4) December 23, 2018
Once a Bhoy, always a Bhoy bigman.
— Paul Robertson (@Celticrobo) December 23, 2018
I’d have u back at centre half bigman
— Michael Starrs (@michael_starrs) 23 December 2018
Get him signed!
— pαul cσnnєllч (@paulconn75) 23 December 2018
Please come home x
— Caitlin Anderson (@xoCaitlinA09xo) December 23, 2018
The Hoops would love to resign Sviatchenko and will be hoping that Rodgers can start working on a January deal for the Dane.
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