CELTIC defender Eric Sviatchenko looks poised to sign a permanent deal at FC Midtjylland.

The 26-year-old international returned to his homeland and his former club on loan in January.

According to reports in Denmark, Sviatchenko is prepared to pen a deal that will keep him there until 2022 after both clubs agreed a transfer fee.

Ex-Hoops boss Ronny Deila signed the player in a reported £1.2million move in January 2016. However, he lost his first team place at the champions during the double treble campaign and made only 10 appearances before his temporary switch.

Last weekend, Sviatchenko helped FC Midtjylland win only their second title. They triumphed in stunning fashion after long-time leaders Brondby collapsed, failing to win any of their last three games.

The centre-half said: “I was brought here to win the title, so it’s job done for me. It’s a great feeling to win the league.

“However, I honestly don’t know about my future. I have been focused so much on winning the title I have not thought about it.

“I want to celebrate first.

“It’s hard to answer if I want to stay with Midtjylland or go back to Celtic.

“Every club in the world is an option for me. I don’t know what will happen.

“I won’t rule any club out and if Real Madrid call me, I am ready!”

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