Erik Sviatchenko admits conducting research about Celtic before completing January transfer

Defender Erik Sviatchenko feels Celtic are a good match for him.

Celtic defender Erik Sviatchenko has told the Daily Mail that he researched the values of the Bhoys before joining the club.

Having struggled to replace Virgil van Dijk after his move to Southampton back in September, Celtic manager Ronny Deila had to dip into the transfer market again in January, bringing in centre back Sviatchenko.

The Danish international, 24, helped FC Midtjylland win the Danish Superliga title last season, and also has four caps for his country, scoring one goal; a screamer against France.

Sviatchenko arrived with a strong reputation in Scandinavia, and so far he has impressed Celtic fans with some promising displays alongside Dedryck Boyata, with summer signing Jozo Simunovic currently out injured.

Now, Sviatchenko has been reflecting on his January move to Glasgow, and how he made the big decision to join Celtic, all in an interview with the Daily Mail.

Sviatchenko has admitted that he has been teaching himself about Celtic, but did plenty of research before joining the club, looking to find out their values before committing to a deal.

Suitably impressed, Sviatchenko believes that Celtic are a 'good match' for him, and will continue to learn about the club's history.

"I like to read a little bit about Celtic, so I’m teaching myself," said Sviatchenko. "Obviously, it’s a club with a massive history, so it’s easy to get information. I did my research well and some of the values Celtic have, like wanting to improve everything, to optimise things. That’s also something I stand for and so far it’s a good match," he added.

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