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MARVIN COMPPER’S 83-minute Celtic career is over after the centre-back agreed a switch to German Third Division outfit MSV Duisburg.

The 34-year-old defender, who joined in a £1.3million deal from RB Leipzig in January 2018, made only one first team appearance for the Hoops.

Compper, who won a solitary German cap and turned out over 200 times in the Bundesliga, made his first – and last – outing for the champions in a 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Morton two seasons ago.

He came off with seven minutes to go – and, remarkably, was never seen again in the top side.

Compper suffered from fitness problems soon afterwards and drifted out of the first team picture under Brendan Rodgers, who sanctioned the bizarre transfer, and his successor Neil Lennon who made it clear to the pivot he had no future at the Parkhead team.

He had 12 months left on his Hoops contract, but has signed for Duisburg on a two-year deal.
His new club are gearing up for life in the third tier of German football after finishing bottom of Bundesliga 2 last season.

Duisburg sporting director Ivo Grlic told the club’s official website: “With him, we got exactly the experienced centre-back that I really wanted.

“He is the leading player who perfectly complements our young team with his qualities.
“I talked to him often over a long period of time and my patience and stubbornness paid off in the end.”

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