CELTIC’S £3million misfit Derk Boerrigter has quit football – after failing to find a new club.

The 31-year-old winger was bought by Neil Lennon from Ajax in 2013, but the Dutchman flopped big-style at Parkhead.

Boerrigter was released in April 2016, 14 months before the end of his contract.

The Dutch dud started only eight games and suffered a broken ankle during his hardly-memorable stay in Glasgow.

He said: “I hoped that I could still find an attractive club and carry on playing football.

“Some clubs did come in for me, but none of them were worth bothering about. They did not offer me a sporting challenge or tempt me financially.

“People often think: ‘That Boerrigter is injury-prone.’ But I have never had a serious muscle injury or a torn hamstring.

“Whenever I got injured it was as a result of a kick. The last time I played, the first time I received a pass someone launched a two-footed assault on my ankles from behind.

“I thought if that was how it was going to be, I would stop playing.

“I prefer not to play football any more at that level.”


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