Scottish premier league champions Celtic have announced signed Jonathan Afolabi on a free transfer from English premier league outfit Southampton.
The 19 year old forward completed his move to the Scottish giants on Wednesday and put pen to paper for a three-year deal with the the club.
Speaking after the move , Afolabi said he’s happy to move his career forward and hope to continue his development with the Scottish club.
“It’s been great so far. This is a big move for me and everything has been going well so far. The boys have been very welcoming, the fans have been great as well, and I’m delighted to be part of this family now. I can’t wait to drive forward from here,” Afolabi told the club website.
“Celtic is just a stand-out team for me, and they have a great reputation of bringing youngsters from the Academy through the ranks. This is a great club, with a great history, and a great place for me to be a part of. I look forward to helping out in the seasons ahead.
The Irish youth international lauds the club for the great facilities and their track records in development of young players.
“The club has great facilities, and a great winning mentality, which is what I want to be a part of. My goal here is to be part of a winning squad, adopt that winning mentality, and learn from the boys. If I can learn from the senior players, I’ll hopefully have the chance to play in front of these great fans.
“With such a talented pool of players, it’s going to take time and hard work to break in, to prove myself to the manager and the dressing room – but that’s something I would have to do anyway hopefully I can get a bit of time on the pitch in the future to showcase what I’ve got.” He concluded
Haven represented Ireland at the U19 level, Afolabi is still eligible to play for Nigeria.