NEW Bhoy Giorgos Giakoumakis has admitted he can already imagine the Celtic fans cheering his first goal for the club.
Now the Greek striker, who agreed a five-year deal earlier today following his £2.5million move from Dutch club VVV-Venlo, wants to sample the special emotion for real at Parkhead.
Giakoumakis fired in 26 goals to compete the season as the Eredivisie’s top marksman, despite his club struggling and failing to beat the drop.
The 26-year-old hitman said: “It’s really amazing, I’m really excited and I’m looking forward to wearing this strip with pride. Celtic have always been a team I’ve liked and I’ve watched many games in the past.
“The amazing atmosphere in the stadium is something else and I’m delighted to be here and to help write history together.
“I’m already hearing the stadium celebrating my first goal in my head. I’m really looking forward to scoring my first goal with our fans and celebrating together.
TARGETMAN…Giorgos Giakoumakis is eager to experience the Paradise Roar. Image courtesy Celtic TV.
“I’m really proud, I’m happy and I’m really excited that I signed for this beautiful club. I’ll give 100 per cent in every single game to help my team to win every game, because this is the target that Celtic should always have – to win in every game, in Europe and in the Scottish Premiership.”
Before his deadline-day switch, the forward revealed he had spoken to former Hoops’ fans’ favourite Georgios Samaras who spoke highly of the club, the supporters and what was expected at Parkhead.
Giakoumakis, speaking to Celtic TV, added: “I’ve watched a lot of Georgios’ games and we worked together in Greece, he’s now the president of OFI Crete where I played for two years.
“We’ve known each other for a while and we keep in touch. I’ve learned lots from him and that’s made me even more excited to come and play here.
“He told me that the fans are great, that I will represent a very big club and I’ll be expected to win every game.
“The manager’s attacking style of play is perfect for me. I can’t wait to come, to meet the fans and start something really good together.”
The striker is in line for a quickfire debut when Ange Postecoglou’s side take on Ross County in the Premiership in the east end of Glasgow a week on Saturday.