Donati keen to return to Italy

Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati has reiterated his desire to quit the club this summer.

The 28-year-old Italian has made just one first team appearance since November and accused manager Gordon Strachan in February of treating him like an outcast.

Donati, who joined Celtic from AC Milan in the summer of 2007, revealed he has fallen out with Strachan and sees little hope of resurrecting his Parkhead career.

“Since I had the argument with the manager, I am not being considered, so things are not going well,” he said.

“I will have to stay for another month and a half until the championship is finished. We will see what happens in the summer.

“Do I hope to come back to Italy? If the situation stays as it is, yes. I find myself in a fantastic country at a great club, but I am not in the manager’s thoughts, so it is difficult. I can’t just stay to go training.

“My Celtic contract ends in two years. But, I repeat, if the manager stays and the situation does not change, then I want to give up and come back to Italy.”

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