Ange Postecoglou explains why Celtic fans should be excited about Osaze Urhoghide
Celtic manager Ange Postecoglou has explained why he feels Osaze Urhoghide will be a success at Parkhead.
The Hoops have snapped up the 20-year-old defender from Sheffield Wednesday after his contract expired.
Urhoghide has become the first Celtic signing of the Postecoglou era and has penned a four-year contract.
Born in the Netherlands, Urhoghide moved to England as a child and began his career at AFC Wimbledon.
He joined Sheffield Wednesday in 2019 and went on to make 21 appearances for the club.
According to Glasgow Live, the likes of Benfica and Leeds United wanted Urhoghide, but he turned them down to join Celtic.
A versatile defender, Urhoghide’s primary position is at centre-back, but he can also play on the left and right side of defence.
Postecoglou on Celtic newcomer Urhoghide: “It’s great to get him here”
Postecoglou feels Urhoghide is a talented player who will be a success in green and white.
Speaking of the new signing, Postecoglou told the Celtic website: “It’s great.
“He’s someone that the club’s been tracking for a while and when I came on board, I managed to have a meeting with him and he’s a good young man, he’s very ambitious.
“He’s just beginning his football career but he shows all the attributes on and off the field to want to become a top player, so it’s great to get him here.
“He can play a couple of positions at the back and, most importantly, he’s really keen to learn and develop and I think this will be a great environment for him.
“He’s a modern defender. He’s good athletically, he’s mobile, he’s quick and he wants to get on the ball.
“He can play a couple of different positions, and from our perspective, and the way we want to play our football, there are certain things I look for in players irrespective of age, and he’s got some really good attributes to be a top defender.
“The most important thing is, he’s got a real desire to reach the very top.
“He’s excited about joining the club, which is important to me because that’s the first thing I want to hear from players, that they’re really keen to join us.”