Fojut jumped at Celtic chance

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Jaroslaw Fojut seized the chance to resurrect his dream of making it in British football when he agreed to join Celtic.

The Polish defender, who signed a pre-contract deal on Tuesday, spent several years with Bolton as a teenager, where he first came to the attention of Neil Lennon while playing against the Celtic manager on loan for Luton against Nottingham Forest.

Fojut, 24, then returned to his homeland and made his name with Slask Wroclaw but jumped at the chance to return to the UK, and said: "I always wanted to play in British football and when I was 15 and had the chance to go to Bolton. I didn't even think about it, I just packed my bags and went."

He added: "Obviously, that didn't last very long and I came back to Poland to get as many games as I can.

"We nearly won the championship last season and the team are playing well, but then I got the chance to join Celtic and it was the same feeling I had when I was 15 - I didn't think about it very long.

"When there was interest from Celtic I always had it in my mind that I would be signing for the club. It's a big move for me.

"Obviously it's a great club with a massive history. They have won many championships and for every footballer in the world, the most important thing is to win.

"Celtic are not just one of the biggest clubs in Britain, but in the world.

"And then you have the coach, the stadium, the fans and the comments from the players who used to play for Celtic like (Artur) Boruc and (Maciej) Zurawski - they were always saying good things about the club.

"So these are the reasons I didn't think for very long before signing for Celtic."

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