Rubin Kazan sporting director Oleg Yarovinsky says he has "immeasurable respect" for Oliver Abildgaard for how he handled his summer move to Celtic.
The Denmark midfielder arrived at Parkhead in the summer on an initial season-long loan and became their second acquisition from the Russian side after Sead Haksabanovic.
It comes amid an exodus for the Kazan club who are scrambling to raise some cash with UEFA sanctions hitting them in the pocket.
Haksabanovic signed a permanent deal at Celtic Park but Abildgaard only penned a loan deal late in the window. And sporting director Yaronivsky has thanked him for how he handled the deal, staying in constant communication and refusing to push for a permanent exit in order to maximise their chances of a significant fee down the line.Read more on dailyrecord.co.uk