Celtic snap up ex-Hatter Fojut

FORMER Luton Town favourite Jaroslaw Fojut has signed for Scottish giants Celtic on a pre-contract agreement.

Friday, 20th January 2012, 10:24 am

The 24-year-old 6ft 2in Polish centre-half played 23 times and scored three goals while on loan from Bolton Wanderers between August 2007 and January 2008, but couldn’t save the Hatters from relegation.

He will arrive at Celtic Park on a Bosman in the summer from Slask Wroclaw unless a permanent deal is struck before the end of the January transfer window.

Boss Neil Lennon said: “I actually played against him when he was on loan at Luton for Nottingham Forest and often wondered what happened to him, as he was on loan from Bolton at the time and I was really impressed by him.

“So John Park and myself got talking, and his name came up again. We did a bit of homework on him since then, and I think he’s been in excellent form for his club this year and on the verge of international recognition. To get him on a pre-contract is a good bit of business again for the club.

“He’s strong, technically good, quick, and he’s very good in the air.

“At 24, he’s at a good age. He had a bad injury and was out of football for around a year but it looks like he’s come back stronger than ever, and I’m pleased with the signing.

“I think his all-round game is very good. He has been playing at a decent level of football from a young age but what I like about him is his physical qualities.

“He already knows the British game, so I don’t think it will take him too long to adapt to the rigours of Scottish football.”

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