Striker Balde off to Belgium

Amido Balde is heading to Belgian club Beveren on a season-long loan deal.

The tall 23-year-old Portuguese striker moved to Celtic last summer but in 23 appearances, in all competitions, could only muster three goals for the Hoops.

The U19 and U20 international will now try his hand across the English Channel in a bid to find his goal-scoring form.

Balde signed a four-year Parkhead contract when he moved to Scotland in June 2013.

His new side Beveren are currently 15th in the 16-team Belgian Pro League after six games of the season.