“I know just how big this club is and how incredible the supporters are,” Maik Nawrocki

Celtic this morning confirmed the signing of Polish defender Maik Nawrocki from Legia Warsaw for a fee of around £4.5m and the 22-year old appears to be thrilled to get the deal done and can’t wait to play in front of Celtic’s ‘incredible supporters’.

And the Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, who had a close-up view of Nawrocki in the Europa League last season, is also delighted to have got this deal over the line. “It’s another very good signing for us and we’re delighted to have brought Maik to the club,” Brendan said, as reported by the official Celtic FC website.

“He’s a very highly-rated young player and someone who we believe will be a great addition to the squad. He’s also a player I am very much aware of, having seen him play for Legia Warsaw in the Europa League and I know he was very keen to move to Celtic, so we’re looking forward to working with him.”

Maik Nawrocki told the Celtic website: “It’s great for me to have joined Celtic and I’m looking forward to meeting up with my new team-mates and start training with them.

“Celtic are a famous club throughout the world and, of course, they’re very well-known in Poland, having had a number of Polish players in recent years, so I know just how big this club is and how incredible the supporters are, and I can’t wait to play in front of the fans and experience that for myself.”

Here’s new Bhoy Maik Nawrocki speaking to Celtic TV in the traditional Welcome to Celtic interview…

Celtic’s young team…

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    • He was born and brought up in Germany. From what I understand, he played his early under 16 football at Werder Bremen.