This article forms part of our Total Duds feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how bad a deal the club got.
When Celtic signed Marc-Antoine Fortune from French side AS Nancy for £3.69 million back in July 2009, via Transfermarkt, fans were hopeful that the club had found a striker to remain at the side for many seasons. However, his career did not take the path many were expecting, and when it came to moving on, the club had to accept that they could not sell him for a profit.
The centre-forward didn’t have the worst of careers in Glasgow as he scored 12 goals in 45 appearances, however he was at the club for only 13 months and this was perhaps due to minor injuries and also due to the fact that the club did not pick up any silverware during his time at the club, per Transfermarkt.
It could be argued that as a striker, you need to be scoring more in Scotland to give the Hoops a chance of winning the league, and possibly the pressure was too much for Fortune as he returned back to a club he had a good loan spell at, West Bromwich Albion.
Was Fortune a total dud during his time at Celtic?
He ended up leaving the Celts for only £2.70 million, via Transfermarkt, meaning the club lost close to a million pounds (£990k) on the player in just over a year, and this, combined with the lack of success in terms of silverware at the club during his time there highlight how Fortune was a total dud whilst at Celtic.
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