Celtic agreed the signing of defender Marvin Compper from RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
New Celtic signing Marvin Compper has told the club’s official website that he received a glowing recommendation about Brendan Rodgers from teammate Peter Gulacsi.
Compper has agreed to join the Scottish champions from RB Leipzig on a two-and-a-half year contract and will be available from January 1, Celtic’s official website reports.
The 32-year-old defender revealed that he has heard “only good things” about Rodgers from Leipzig goalkeeper Gulacsi, who worked with the Northern Irishman at Liverpool.
He told the club’s official website: "I talked to our goalkeeper who was working with Brendan Rodgers at Liverpool, Pete Gulacsi. He was telling me great things about the UK and also Celtic as a team, as a club.
"He said Brendan was fantastic with players, fantastic knowledge about everything, very good preparation, detail is very important - only good things."
Compper is a one-cap Germany international who has spent time at Hoffenheim and Fiorentina, and he helped Leipzig to promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in 2016.
Although he has been on the fringes of the team this season, Compper still represents a shrewd signing for Celtic and one which highlights the pulling power that Rodgers gives them.
The signing of the experienced centre-back improves Celtic’s defensive depth, which has been exposed when Nir Bitton and Mikael Lustig have filled in at centre-back this campaign.
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