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.
Celtic were looking for attacking options back in 2011, and managed to pick up Mohamed Bangura for £1.98 million, per Transfermarkt. The winger arrived from Swedish side AIK where he had enjoyed a successful period, playing 92 times, scoring 30 goals whilst also picking up nine assists.
The left-sided attacker would not have this sort of impact in Scotland, though. In his first season he was in and out of the starting eleven and only managed 15 appearances in total, scoring no goals and picking up just one assist. He was given one more chance in the opening weeks of the following season before he was shipped out on a temporary basis.
The Sierra Leone international went back on loan to AIK for half a season, per Transfermarkt, before going on loan to another Swedish side, Elfsborg, for 12 months.
This looked to be the beginning of the end for Bangura at Parkhead, and after he returned from his loan period, he did not feature for the Hoops again and the club let him go on a free transfer to Turkish side Istanbul BBSK in February 2014.
The fact he only played 16 times for the Celts with only one goal contribution to his name, added with the fact that he left on a free transfer meaning the club lost all of their £1.98 investment, highlights that Bangura completely flopped in Glasgow and was a total dud.
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