Saidy Janko targeting Champions League and international football following Celtic move

by Robbie Dunne

Saidy Janko is looking forward to playing Champions League football after completing his switch to Celtic.

The Swiss right-back joined Manchester United in 2013 and had a loan spell at Bolton Wanderers from February until May of last year having been unable to break into the fold at Old Trafford.

The 19-year-old eventually made the decision to seek first-team action elsewhere by signing a four year deal with Celtic.

Janko admitted the chance to play Champions League and international football was a big pull when it came to deciding his future.

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“The move went quite smoothly, there was no hassle or anything so it was okay and I’m happy that the medical is over and I’ve signed a four-year deal,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to teaming up with my new team-mates and to the new challenge. Obviously Celtic are a huge club and I just want to get playing. Hopefully I’ll get as many games and as many trophies with the club as possible. I want to play in the Champions League and play international football, because with Celtic that is possible.”

Janko impressed under Neil Lennon at Bolton last season and he will be hopeful of making a similar impact at Celtic. The only time United fans got to see him in the first-team was in the first half of United’s League Cup defeat to MK Dons last term.

One of Janko’s main attributes is his versatility and he was voted reserve player of the year in his first year with the club. If he goes to Celtic with the right attitude, he is more than capable of making himself a success in Scotland.

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