New Celtic defender Compper eager to get going after joining team-mates in Dubai

Marvin Compper is looking forward to getting down to business with Celtic after finally joining up with his new colleagues in Dubai.

The former RB Leipzig centre-back sealed his £1million Parkhead switch last month but the paperwork was only officially signed off on January 1.

The German defender has now jetted out to the Middle East along with the rest of Brendan Rodgers’ squad for their winter training camp.

And he says he has been impressed by his first viewing of Scott Brown and co.

He told CelticTV: “Everything is going good and I’m very glad to get started with the team.

“It’s been a busy few days but I’m happy that I’m now with the guys.

“I’ve seen quite a lot of the team, two matches at the stadium (Celtic Park) and I got a good impression of the squad.

“I’ve been waiting for this moment where I could join up with my team-mates as our winter break back in Germany started on December 17, so I’ve had a couple of weeks off.

“But I couldn’t wait to get going.

“The boys are fantastic and it’s an easy bunch to join in with.

“My first training session here in Dubai was intense but these kind of intense sessions are the best as during the season there is no time for it. Now we can work on the details.

“So it’s been a nice introduction and now we will go on from here.”

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