NADIR CIFTCI wants to make his loan move from Celtic to Eskisehirspor permanent and is determined to sneak into the Turkey squad for Euro 2016.

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The former Dundee United striker was loaned out on transfer deadline day after a disappointing first six months at Celtic, where he netted just four goals following his £1.5m move from the relegated Tannadice club.

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But, after a difficult return to Turkey where he was hit with a three-game ban and a £6,000 fine from the Turkish FA for verbally abusing the ref after he was sent off in only his second game for Eskisehirspor, Ciftci has impressed.

He said: "I would prefer to stay with Eskisehirspor if they make an offer for me in the next transfer window. I've enjoyed my football here and I love the club.

"We've been in danger of relegation all season, but we are all confident of avoiding it. One of the reasons I came to Turkey was to try and make the squad for Euro 2016."