Celtic have officially announced the signing of Scott Sinclair on a four-year deal, after Aston Villa accepted the Scottish champions fourth bid for the player.
The 27-year-old becomes manager Brendan Rodgers’ third signing of the summer transfer window and will be the third time the two have worked together, following stints at Chelsea and Swansea City.
Speaking to the official Celtic website, ahead of opening their title defence against Hearts this afternoon, Sinclair said: “It feels amazing to have joined Celtic,” Scott said. “It’s a massive club and I’m looking forward to it. I’m here now and I’m happy to be here.
“I can’t wait to get on the pitch. When I went back to Aston Villa for pre-season, I heard Celtic were interested, and I just knew I had to come here.
“I had to look at this move and I thought it would be great for me. And because I know the manager and I know what to expect, hopefully, I can get off to a flying start.”
“The manager had a great influence when I was at Swansea and that’s when I played my best football and hopefully now I can get the best football out of me and get my form back out there and score goals and perform. I’m just hoping to come here, score some goals, create chances and hopefully excite the fans.
“I know Kolo Toure and Dedryck Boyata from Manchester City, but I’m sure it’s a great set of lads here and I’ll quickly settle in.”
Playing in the Champions League for Celtic was an exciting prospect for the former Man City player, he added: “I watched the Astana game in midweek and the atmosphere was incredible. To have the possibility of Champions League excites me and I can’t wait to come here and play at Celtic Park and for it to be rocking.”
Sinclair could be in line for a place in the Celtic squad that travels to Tynecastle this afternoon to face Hearts at Tynecastle.
New team mate Leigh Griffiths welcomed Sinclair to Parkhead via twitter:
@Scotty_Sinclair welcome to the club mate. 👏🏻👍🏻 all the best.
— leigh griffiths (@Leighgriff09) August 7, 2016
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