MORTEN RASMUSSEN, bought by Tony Mowbray from Brondby in January 2010, cost Celtic a staggering £500,000 per goal.
The 24-year-old Danish striker cost £1.5million in an effort to inject some zest into the faltering Hoops attack – and he collected a measly three goals before being sold to his homeland club FC Midtjylland 20 months later for an estimated £250,000.
Mowbray gave him his debut as a substitute against Hibs at Parkhead on January 27 as the home side faltered in a 2-1 loss.
Rasmussen, who signed a three-a-half-year contract, came off the bench again a few days later and scored the winner as the Hoops overcame Hamilton Accies 2-1 at Douglas Park.
WELCOME TO CELTIC…new Bhoy Morten Rasmussen is introduced to the club’s training HQ at Lennoxtown.
He made his first start in a Scottish Cup-tie against Dunfermline at East End Park in February and netted again as the visitors won 4-2.
Mowbray was sacked the following month after a 4-0 flop against St Mirren in Paisley and Rasmussen made only four starts in his first six months in Glasgow.
In August 2010, he was loaned to Mainz and that followed another temporary switch to Danish side Aalborg in February 2011 for the remainder of the season.
He returned to Parkhead and Neil Lennon then shifted him to Turkish outfit Sivasspor the following September.
Rasmussen’s miserable stay at the Hoops ended in August 2012 when he signed a permanent deal with FC Midtjylland.
He also had spells in Poland and Cyprus before hanging up his boots in in 2019 to move into coaching.
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