Celtic forward Sead Haksabanovic has joined English Championship side Stoke City on loan.

The forward signed for Scottish champions last summer from Rubin Kazan on a five-year-deal, but injuries have hampered his momentum during his time in Glasgow.

Haksabanovic also appeared recently to allude to frustrations at a lack of game time under Brendan Rodgers on Instagram.

He scored five goals and provided four assists across 42 appearances for the Scottish champions last season as the Hoops secured a treble.

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Meanwhile, new Celtic signing Nat Phillips has joked that Scotland captain and fellow Liverpool team-mate Andy Robertson was "jealous" when he heard the the defender was moving north of the border.

The 26-year-old has joined the Parkhead club on loan until January to give Brendan Rodgers' side some much-needed cover in the centre-back position after recent injuries to Cameron Carter-Vickers, Maik Nawrocki and Stephen Welsh.

And Phillips detailed how both Robertson and Virgil van Dijk reacted to the move.

"Andy was probably just as excited as I am. And I think, potentially, he was a little bit jealous because he loves it here," he told Celtic TV.

"And it was the same with Virgil van Dijk. He had a great time here, so I've heard nothing but good things."

The defender played a key role in the 2020/21 season when Liverpool had a defensive injury crisis of their own and he is hoping to play a similar role at Parkhead.

In particular, he opened up about his excitement at getting another opportunity to play in the Champions League.

He continued: "I'm really excited. When I heard about the interest it was one that got me excited. There were a few other options that didn't quite make me feel the same as this one did.

"So I was really keen to get it over the line and I'm delighted to be here now. We've had a few conversations since I've been here and they've gone really well.