New Celtic full-back Andrew Gutman is returning to Parkhead after his proposed loan move to Nashville fell through.

Gutman and fellow American Manny Perez joined the Hoops on three-and-a-half-year contracts on transfer window deadline day last month.

Celtic wanted to send the 22-year-old on loan to the United Soccer League side but Major League Soccer, which Nashville are set to join next year, blocked the deal.

A Nashville statement said: "This past week, Nashville Soccer Club had announced its intention to take defender Andrew Gutman on loan from Celtic FC.

"However, as an expansion member of MLS, and in light of the fact that MLS does not support the transaction, Nashville will not be proceeding with the loan.

"We wish Andrew the best this season and we will have no further comment on the matter."