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Moritz Bauer shares how he felt when he heard Celtic wanted him

Moritz Bauer of Stoke City controls the ball during the Friendly match between Stoke City and VfL Bochum on July 18, 2018 in Rheine, Germany.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon has brought the full-back in from Stoke City.

Stoke City's Moritz Bauer

Moritz Bauer has told BBC Sport that he was ‘buzzing’ as soon as he heard Celtic were interested in him.

Bauer has joined Celtic on loan from Stoke City for the season, and he admits that the move to Parkhead was not a usual one.

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But as soon as he was informed that Neil Lennon wanted him, the full-back was eager to move to Celtic.

"It's not a usual move to come up here, but as soon as I heard Celtic, I was really buzzing because it's an amazing opportunity to play in Europe and play for titles," he said.

 

"I couldn't have chosen a better time to be here. It is a great atmosphere. With two big wins, we qualified for Europe and won the first derby of the season.

"It was, like we say in Germany, like winning six numbers in the lottery. For us, there is no better start to the season.”

Bauer is looking to get his career back on track at Celtic after what has been a difficult spell at Stoke, following his £5.6 million (Transfermarkt) move there in 2018.

Moritz Bauer of Stoke City controls the ball during the Friendly match between Stoke City and VfL Bochum on July 18, 2018 in Rheine, Germany.

The Austrian international failed to show his best at Stoke, but the hope is that he will be able to show his attacking qualities at Celtic.

Bauer made his debut as a substitute for the Bhoys in their last match which came against Rangers, and he helped them pick up a 2-0 win at Ibrox.

Bauer could make his full debut for Neil Lennon’s side at the weekend, when Celtic take on Hamilton in their next match.

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