Celtic have introduced the signing of defender Gustaf Lagerbielke from Elfsborg on a five-year deal.
The 23-year-old arrives from IF Elfsborg in a deal price round £3m following the departure of fellow Swedish defender Carl Starfelt who left for LaLiga aspect Celta Vigo.
Lagerbielke – who will put on the No 4 jersey at Celtic Park – made 16 appearances within the Swedish league this season and received his first worldwide cap in January, taking part in in a pleasant win over Iceland.
“It feels actually good, and I am actually excited and proud to be right here,” he stated after sealing his transfer to the Scottish Premiership champions.
“The very first thing you consider if you hear the title ‘Celtic’ is clearly the followers, this stadium and the ambiance the followers create right here.
“And in addition, all the great gamers who’ve performed right here and who’re taking part in right here now, so I am actually excited to play with them and hopefully win lots of video games and titles.”
Gustaf turns into the sixth participant that supervisor Brendan Rodgers has signed this summer time, becoming a member of Marco Tilio, Odin Holm, Hyeokkyu Kwon, Hyunjun Yang and Maik Nawrocki.
“We’re actually happy to finalise the deal for Gustaf to hitch the membership,” stated Rodgers.
“He’s an thrilling, gifted younger participant who has nice attributes and somebody who I feel is prepared for the challenges that Celtic will carry.
“I do know he’s actually hungry to realize success with us. We expect he’ll carry much more high quality to our squad and we actually stay up for working with him.”
Wilson: New model beneath Rodgers will take time
Former defender Mark Wilson believes Celtic will proceed to enhance beneath Rodgers because the returning boss appears to implement his personal model after changing Ange Postecoglou.
Sunday’s 3-1 victory at Aberdeen noticed the Hoops keep their excellent begin to the league marketing campaign as they give the impression of being to win a 3rd consecutive Scottish Premiership title.
“When you need to go away to Pittodrie within the second sport of the season it is all the time going to current a problem, by no means thoughts if you’re a brand new supervisor coming in,” Wilson stated.
“I believed Celtic bought by means of the tie positive. They are not at their glowing greatest, I feel everyone knows that.
“We’re seeing slight variations in the best way they’re taking part in this season in comparison with final season, however on the prime finish of the pitch they’re nonetheless so sharp.
“It is going to take time for the concepts to settle into the participant’s minds what Brendan Rogers desires, however I feel what he is carried out is he is taken lots of the great work that Ange Postecoglou put in place right here.
“The tempo, the inverted fullbacks, overloading the midfield and I feel he is put his personal spin on issues like every prime managers do.
“The principle distinction is you are seeing Kyogo coming right into a deeper function, coming inside when O’Riley goes past the striker or Maeda goes in behind.
“That actually fits Kyogo’s sport so I feel on the subject of the larger video games within the Champions League that is going to be an actual plus level from a Celtic viewpoint.”
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