Celtic outcast Andrew Gutman has opened talks with FC Cincinnati regarding a new deal.

The American youngster was one of Brendan Rodgers' last signings for the Hoops, but is yet to kick a ball in professional competition for the Scottish Champions.

Gutman has been on loan at both Charlotte Independence and Cincinnati, but now his future has been thrown into doubt with Cincinnati confirming that they have opened talks with the 24-year-old.

A club statement read: "The club is in current negotiations and discussions with Andrew Gutman, Joseph-Claude Gyau, Nick Hagglund, Caleb Stanko and Przemysław Tytoń about their futures with FC Cincinnati."

Speaking exclusively to Herald and Times Sport earlier this year Gutman told how he was determined to break into Neil Lennon's Celtic plans.

He said: "I think about playing at Celtic Park almost every day. I have been working out and then I’ll just drift off into a little daydream and I am playing at Celtic Park or something like that. It is definitely my goal at the minute.

"The atmosphere at Celtic Park is just crazy. I remember my first game when I signed I got goosebumps when the teams came out the tunnel.

"I have never been to a football match where there are that many people and it is that loud and passionate. In America you get that more at NFL games and stuff like that, you don’t get it for football matches.

"Obviously work permits and stuff have got in my way and that still isn’t sorted. I’m on-loan to Cincinnati for the year and if I’m honest I don’t really know how the work permit stuff works.

"There are other Americans playing in Scotland and they seem to have gone over there no problem. I don’t know if you are playing for a bigger club it is maybe harder to get.

"I try not to think about it too much though and just focus on what I am doing at my club and if I can show well enough then I can get back to Celtic."