Michiel Kramer Weeps for lost opportunity at Celtic

Scottish Premier League champions Celtic made a move to sign Michiel Kramer from Eredivise side ADO Den Haag but he opted for Feyenoord instead.

Michiel Kramer could have joined The Hoops in the summer of 2015 but Feyenoord seemed a better option to him.

According to Omroep West, the 6ft 5ins centre-forward was certain he was making the right decision snubbing Parkhead for the Rotterdam giants. And, at the time, this was detrimental for Celtic.

Kramer, after all, was outstanding at ADO Den Haag the previous season, registering 17 Eredivisie goals which were integral in his side retaining a spot in the Dutch top flight. So, at just £1.35 million, he would have been a great addition to the Scottish champions.

These days, however, the 29-year-old would be forgiven for wondering what might have been if he had decided on a move to Celtic Park back in 2015.

Because it is fair to say things did not pan out according to his plan at Feyenoord. 14 league goals in his debut season promised much, however, once Giovanni Van Bronchorst emerged as the new manager and Nicolai Jorgensen was signed from Copenhagen, Kramer was quickly relegated to the background.

He made just one league start as Feyenoord won the Eredivisie title for the first time since 1999 last season. And, following just two more starts in 2017/18, his deal with the club was terminated at the end of the transfer window a matter of weeks after he was suspended by the club for eating a sandwich when he was supposed to be warming up during a Dutch cup clash against Heracles.

“This behavior does not fit within Feyenoord’s approach to top sport and does not set an example to others,” Said technical director Martin van Geel, as quoted by the Sun.

These days, after he was linked with a move to Bolton Wanderers all through the summer, Kramer signed for Sparta Rotterdam, where he hopes to revive his career with the relegation-threatened side.

But, one thing is for sure, Celtic were right not to revisit their one-time target even if he was a free agent.

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