Below is from the official Celtic site. Nadir Ciftci turned down Wigan to play for Celtic, how often do we see the opposite happen when a player is doing well at the club and leaves for fame and fortune, for relegation fights and bigger fortunes. This fact shows Nadir really thinks he can do well at Celtic and knows this stage is the biggest he could make so the lad knows his game. He has played against us many times and I think we can all see how this is going to work. Nadir can score goals, hold up play, bring people into play, header a ball!! And be a total pain in the backside, I hope Ronny can coach the silly out of him but keep in mind, kinda like Brown, take the Animal nature out of Scott and you lose the player and his work ethos. We lack height when counter attacking teams, what we have here is a very committed kid ready to become a Celtic legend, I think that is his goal here. He doesn’t strike me as a stupid lad in terms of ‘Career, but off-field issues that happened on-field will be multiplied about 100 times at Celtic, I am sure Ronny, Collins, Broony, Griffiths, Mulgrew etc have sat him down over the last few days and explained all this to the lad. I am sure he knew already but should he be silly during a game at Celtic he loses his place in the side, I see this as the way Ronny works. What we have in Nadir is something we have missed since Sutton and Hartson maybe even JVH. Will he be as good as any the 3 of them? He is younger than all the other 3 when he joined, good coach to work with and superb players around him. This should be fun. His interview here is refreshing to read from a football player. Maybe Van Dijk should take note that being at a global giant is better than fighting for nothing every season. #JustSaying
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~~Via Celtic FC ~~
Nadir Ciftci is determined to become a hero for the Celtic supporters after clinching his dream move to Paradise from Dundee United.
The striker put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Scottish champions last Thursday to become Ronny Deila’s fourth signing of the summer.
The new Bhoy could make his competitive bow tonight (Wednesday) as Celtic kick off their Champions League campaign against Icelandic side FC Stjarnan in the second qualifying round.
“I’m very happy to be here and I’m looking forward to playing for this club,” said Ciftci in an exclusive interview in this week’s Celtic View. “I have been able to play against the team for two years and I realise how big a club this is.
“The Champions League is big goal. As a kid, you dream about playing in the Champions League and to play for Celtic in the competition is something to look forward to.”
What excites him most about moving to the club, however, is the prospect of starring in front of the Hoops faithful on a regular basis.
As an opposition player, he witnessed the difference their inspirational backing made in matches and he believes they can roar him on to greater heights as a player.
“The most exciting thing is the supporters,” he told the View in an exclusive interview. “We all know what kind of fans we have here and I can’t wait to get out there and enjoy their backing, and hopefully I can give a lot back to them as well.
“I know we have superb fans at this club and hopefully I can get the same support from them and give them something big on the park. This is what football is all about. They are the 12th man and they can have a big impact on the football.
“Messi doesn’t come in and say out of nowhere that Celtic Park was the best atmosphere he has played in. Everybody around the world knows this is the case and to be able to play for the supporters and not against them will only be good for me.
“The message to the fans would be is that hopefully I can go out there, entertain them and get their support and have a good bond with them – that’s something I would love to have.”
Ciftci has chosen the iconic No.7 jersey – a number worn by legends like Jimmy Johnstone and Henrik Larsson among others over the years. Stepping into their shoes doesn’t faze him.
“Henrik Larsson was one of the latest players to wear it and of course he’s remembered as a big player here that everyone looks up to,” he said. “But it’s a number I like for myself as well. It’s special for the club and myself and hopefully I can live up to the number. I just need to do it on the park.”
By: Mark Henderson on 15 Jul, 2015 11:37
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