Cameroon international midfielder Landry N'Guemo has accepted a permanent move to Celtic is over.
The 24-year-old spent last season on loan at Parkhead from French outfit Nancy and had hoped to join the SPL giants on a full-time basis this summer.
N'Guemo is close friends with striker Marc Antoine Fortune and is predicting a big second season for the ex-West Brom man in Scotland following his mixed debut campaign.
"My dream of signing for Celtic is over," he told the Daily Record.
"I will be watching them closely next term, especially as Fortune is still there.
"He will have a big year for Celtic next season.
"Fully fit, and with a year's experience in Scotland, he can have a great year.
"He will score a lot of goals and help Celtic become successful again."