Erik Sviatchenko’s agent has explained to The Daily Record why his client chose Celtic over other clubs.
Sviatchenko’s agent, Allan Bak Jensen, has revealed that the centre-back had offers from clubs in Italy, France and the Netherlands, but he has outlined two main reasons why the 24-year-old chose Celtic.
“Erik had many opportunities,” he told The Daily Record. “These were in Italy, France and Netherlands. But Celtic was selected after careful consideration, not least because the club’s manager Ronny Delia was very excited to get Erik into his squad.
“Celtic are a great club and among the 10 largest in the UK. They have sold 42,000 season tickets and have 50,000 spectators to home matches. The choice for Erik was well thought out and chosen with great care, because at Celtic he has good prospects of real playing time.”
It seems that Celtic’s size and manager Ronny Deila's assurances over playing time were key to Sviatchenko joining the Scottish giants.
Sviatchenko had been at Midtjylland his entire professional career so far and has Champions League experience with the Danish side.
Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment with 49 points from 21 matches.
The Glasgow-based club are three points clear of second-placed Aberdeen, who have played a game more, and are on course to winning the league title yet again.