Aliadiere leaves Celtic, joins Hammers on loan
Arsenal striker Jeremie Aliadiere has left Celtic to join West Ham on loan.
The 22-year-old French striker moved to Glasgow at the start of July but less than two months later he has decided to return south after failing to start a competitive game.
Aliadiere told PA Sport: 'I am very disappointed this has not worked out the way I thought it would.'
West Ham have taken over Aliadiere's contract after Hoops boss Gordon Strachan restricted the youngster's chances.
The Frenchman, who suffered an injury-plagued spell in north London before moving to Scotland, added: 'The Celtic supporters and the Scottish people made me feel very welcome and I am upset I never got the opportunity to shy I was brought here.
'I felt I would make a positive contribution but I would like to wish the Celtic family and team-mates all the best for the future.
'I am just looking forward to life at West Ham and the chance to play first-team football.'
A Celtic spokesperson added: 'Unfortunately, things didn't work out in a football sense for Jeremie and he wanted to return to England.
'Everyone at Celtic wishes him all the best for the future.'
Aliadiere's agent Mick Oliver refused to be critical of Strachan and the club for not starting with the player.
He told PA Sport: 'Jeremie is disappointed he never got an opportunity because he was so excited about coming to Scotland and joining Celtic.
'I felt it was the perfect platform for him to revive his career after his injury problems. But it never worked out.
'I don't want to be critical of people. All we are doing now is looking forward to life with West Ham.'