New Celtic signing Marvin Compper on who recommended Brendan Rodgers

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers applauds the home fans at the final whistle as the team equal a 100 year old record of 62 games unbeaten during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match...

Celtic agreed the signing of defender Marvin Compper from RB Leipzig on Wednesday.

Marvin Compper of ACF Fiorentina celebrates after scoring a goal during the TIM Cup match between AC Siena and ACF Fiorentina at Artemio Franchi on January 23, 2014 in Florence, Italy.

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.

Peter Gulacsi of RB Leipzig in action during the UEFA Champions League group G match between FC Porto and RB Leipzig at Estadio do Dragao on November 1, 2017 in Porto, Portugal.

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.

Brendan Rodgers, coach of Celtic looks on during a Celtic press conference on the eve of their UEFA Champions League match against Anderlecht at Lennoxtown Training Ground on December 4,...

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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