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  • Celtic too good to resist for new Bhoy Saidy Janko

    Celtic too good to resist for new Bhoy Saidy Janko

    By: Martin Dalziel on 02 Jul, 2015 14:07

  • THE prospect of joining Celtic was too hard to resist said new Hoops signing Saidy Janko after the talented youngster completed his move from Manchester United.

    The 19-year-old defender has penned a four-year deal with Ronny Deila’s side and was revealed to the media at Lennoxtown today after finalising his move from the Red Devils following a medical.

    Gifted with blistering pace and the experience of playing for both United and Neil Lennon’s Bolton in England, the Swiss-born teenager should fit into Celtic’s plans well and he said he was honoured when he found out about the club’s interest.

    Janko said: “I was happy to stay at Man United but Celtic is hard to resist and here I’ll train with the first team every day and hopefully get in the first XI.

    “I’m very excited to join the club and I’m looking forward to it. I was very happy and honoured at a big club like Celtic wanting me or having interest. It was a good feeling.

    “I know it’s a massive club in Europe and everyone knows the club all over the world. Everyone knows the supporters, it’s a big stadium and everything here is huge. Manchester United is a big club as well and I had a great time there too but I needed a new challenge so here I am.

    “I’m ready to challenge straight away. That’s why I came here, to get more playing time, and if I push more the other team-mates push more as well so the whole outlook gets better and it’s good for the whole team.”

    With versatility and a desire to develop and learn chief among the attributes possessed by Janko, the full-back hopes to use those skills progress and improve as a professional under Ronny Deila during his time at Celtic.

    And after hearing about the development made by players like Jason Denayer at the Hoops last season in a relatively short time frame, the Swiss Under-19 player has the belief that he achieve that goal.

    However, he insisted that his focus is on making it at Celtic and added that he is looking forward to sampling the opportunities available at the club, including playing in the Champions League.

    “I signed here for four years and I want to do my best and I hope I can please the fans with my performances but I’m a Celtic player and my head is here,” he added.

    “I’m not looking to go anywhere else in a few years' time.

    “I’m looking forward to see the atmosphere hopefully at a Champions League night or league match at the stadium. Even big players like Messi and Xavi dream about the atmosphere at Celtic Park so I’m looking forward to that.”

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