Tyler Blackett explains what Saidy Janko told him before completing Celtic transfer

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Tyler Blackett and Saidy Janko are familiar with each other from their time at Manchester United.

New Celtic signing Tyler Blackett has told BBC Sport that he spoke to Saidy Janko before completing his move to Glasgow over the weekend.

Blackett, 21, joined Celtic from Manchester United on a season-long loan deal on Saturday, becoming Celtic's sixth summer signing.

A versatile defender who can play at centre back and left back, Blackett will offer a valuable defensive option for Celtic boss Ronny Deila, and Blackett will be desperate to make an impact after a quiet season at Manchester United last term.

Interestingly, Blackett isn't the first fringe United player to make the move to Celtic this summer. Right back Saidy Janko also joined the Bhoys back in July, and is another up-and-coming youngster looking to make a name for himself at Celtic having found first team opportunities hard to come by at Old Trafford.

Now reunited at Celtic Park, Janko and Blackett will be keen to establish themselves under Deila - and it seems that the duo are already renewing their friendship in Glasgow.

Speaking to BBC Sport today, Blackett admitted that he spoke to Janko before making the move to Celtic, revealing that the Swiss defender had nothing but good words to say about the club.

"He's told me the move was good and he's enjoying every moment," said Blackett. "He says it's good, there's a physical side to it that we don't really get exposed to in under-21 games at United," he added.

Making the jump from reserve team football to playing week in and week out in a physical division will certainly be a test for Blackett and Janko, but they have been schooled well at Old Trafford, and will be confident that they can become integral players with the Bhoys.

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