Alexandro Bernabei makes nightmare start after leaving Celtic

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The winter transfer window saw some of the Celtic first-team squad head out on loan deals, with Adam Idah coming in on one until the end of the season. Leaving has helped a few players get more regular game time than they would have had at Parkhead. And in the case of some, they have been flying since leaving the Hoops on a temporary basis.

The standout of the loaned players has to be Mikey Johnston at West Bromwich Albion. He has got the Baggies fans excited with some great displays and has already scored six goals for them. Just for context, he managed 13 in 92 appearances for Celtic.

Kwon Hyeok-kyu has also made a positive impression at St Mirren. He has been a standout player and regular man of the match for the Buddies. Marco Tilio, now back with Melbourne City FC in Australia, had settled quickly and scored a brilliant goal recently. But he ended up suffering an injury.

Alexandro Bernabei left on loan recently, somewhat out of the blue, to sign up for Brazilian side SC Internacional. His chances at Parkhead had been very limited though. So, this return to South America, to work with an Argentinian coach, made a lot of sense. 

Bernabei makes nightmare start after leaving Celtic

Unfortunately, the Argentine has made pretty much the worst start possible. As reported by the Daily Record, Bernabei was lined up to make his debut for SC Internacional in the Copa Brasil in an away tie against Nova Iguacu this week. But his club announced that he had missed his connecting flight in Amsterdam to South America and wouldn't arrive in time for the game.

Bernabei is not registered for their next match either. So, he will now have to wait until next month to make his debut for SC Internacional.

It is not clear why the flight was missed, but that’s not the best of starts for Bernabei. The Argentine will surely be keen to impress at his new club after enduring a difficult time in Glasgow.