NEW BHOY Marvin Compper admitted he has joined Celtic to become a champion after sealing his £1million move from Bundesliga outfit RB Leipzig.
The 32-year-old central defender has had an impressive career with the likes of Borussia Monchengladbach, Hoffenheim and Fiorentina.
But the one-time German international has yet to win a title medal.
And Compper insisted he is determined to help the Hoops lift their seventh successive Premiership at the end of the campaign.
The centre-half, who agreed a two-and-a-half-year deal and will arrive on January 1, said: “I’m proud and honoured to be part of this fantastic club.
“Celtic is more than a club, it is a religion. I want to add silverware – this is what this club is all about.
“I was a runner-up in the Coppa Italia, but to win something and get a title would be good because I have never done that.
“That is a big goal for me at Celtic and for the club.
“Celtic Park is fantastic and I am proud to call the stadium my ‘living room’, as we say in Germany, for the next two and a half years.
“I am looking forward to getting out on the pitch for the first time.
“In the last few weeks, I have had a close look. I will be prepared.
“In terms of atmosphere, you can’t compare Celtic Park to many other stadiums – probably none.”
RB Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi worked with Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool and gave his old boss a glowing reference when Compper picked his brains.
The experienced defender added: “Brendan is a great manager. He was at Liverpool before and has a lot of experience even though he is still young.
“He is very good at communicating with players and making them better.
“He was a big factor in me coming here. I spoke to Peter Gulacsi and he told me great things. Peter said Brendan was fantastic with players.”
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