DONE DEAL: Celtic miss out as Charis Mavrias joins Panathinaikos

LOAN: Mavrias.
LOAN: Mavrias.

SUNDERLAND have confirmed that winger Charis Mavrias has returned to Panathinaikos on loan until the end of the season.

The Gazette reported over the weekend how Mavrias was set to return to his homeland to gain regular first-team football after not featuring for Sunderland in a year.

The 20-year-old has struggled for first-team chances under Gus Poyet this season, despite impressing in pre-season.

Celtic were linked with a loan move for the Greek star, but he has instead returned to the club where he began his career.