Western Mail

Celina quits Swans for Dijon... will he cut mustard in France?


BERSANT Celina has completed a permanent move to French side Dijon.

The Kosovo internatio­nal moves to the Ligue 1 side for an undisclose­d fee, believed to be £3m, signing a four-year deal at the club.

The 24-year old has brought to an end a two-season spell in SA1, where he made 79 appearance­s, netting 10 goals.

A prominent player under previous boss Graham Potter, Celina’s enjoyed arguably his best moment in a Swansea shirt against former club Manchester City, netting a memorable strike in a thrilling FA Cup quarterfin­al tie back in March 2019.

However, he found game time harder to come by under Steve Cooper towards the end of last season, although he neverthele­ss managed to clock up 37 appearance­s.

Commenting on Celina’s arrival, Dijon sporting director Peguy Luyindula said: “In the Championsh­ip, he has been used to a very tough league.

“He will bring a lot of desire and will be ready to give everything. But what he likes above all is to evolve in the heart of the game.

“He is a very technical ball player, rather explosive and good in the opponent’s box.”

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