Friday, January 4, 2008
ESPNsoccernet: January 5, 10:02 AM UK
Celtic seal Hinkel deal
Celtic have completed the signing of Sevilla defender Andreas Hinkel.
The 25-year-old has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract and said he was
'delighted' to clinch the move.
Hinkel has won 17 caps for Germany but joins after a disappointing 18-month
spell in Spain, during which he struggled to establish himself in the Sevilla
Hinkel was also wanted in the Bundesliga by Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg
but opted for a move to Parkhead.
He told www.celticfc.net: 'I am delighted to sign for Celtic Football Club
and am really looking forward to joining up with my new team-mates.
'Celtic is a great club with a great history, having achieved such success at
home and in Europe. It is a great honour to join the club and I hope to play an
important part in the club's future over the next few years.
'Having already played against Celtic in European competition, I am well
aware of the magnificent stadium and wonderful passionate support which the club enjoys.
'I will be doing my very best to work as hard as I can to try and bring as
much success as possible to the Celtic fans.'