CELTIC last night finalised the £2.8million signing of Ivory Coast midfielder Koussa Eboue.
The teenage sensation has agreed a four-year deal after quitting Russian top-flight outfit FC Krasnodar.
And Eboue, 19, admitted he is looking forward to teaming up with his fellow-Ivorian Kolo Toure.
Asked if the former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender had influenced his decision, he replied: “Yes, because Kolo is a big man.
“When I was young I watched TV and supported him and now, when I think I’ll play alongside him, I’m really happy.
“When I knew he was here, I asked about Celtic and I’m happy to be here with him. I will learn with him and Celtic has many good players so I will learn with them too.
“I knew of Moussa Dembele and Scott Sinclair and the captain, Scott Brown, as well. I knew of Dedryck Boyata, too, from when he played at Manchester City.”
Eboue added: “I’m very happy to sign for Celtic because it is a big, historic club.
“I had many options, but I chose to come here because they have a good ambition. I want to move forward and progress and I think Celtic is a good club for me to do that.
“They also have a good coach in Brendan Rodgers, so he can help me to develop.
“I have come here and I will give my best to be in the history of Celtic.”