Osaze Urhoghide revealed that he rejected a number of Premier League offers to join Celtic. He believes the culture at Celtic will help him develop his game. Urhoghide moved to Celtic from Sheffield Wednesday where he made 16 appearances for the club. The 21-year old has signed a four-year contract with the Scottish giants. He was linked with a number of clubs including Crystal Palace and Leeds United in the Premier League.
“It was a hard decision to leave Sheffield Wednesday, it was disappointing last season to go down. I had to weigh up my options to see what would have been best for my career and I ended up choosing Celtic.” Osaze Urhoghide said after joining Celtic. “I believe it’s going to be a good move with the culture of the club, the expectation, the manager coming in and with what he wants to do and helping develop the players so it’s a good fit for me.”
“Yeah there were some teams there, the Premier League would have been nice but it’s also about playing and developing,” he added. “It’s about the manager and the culture of the club and it’s that environment that will help you develop and improve as a player. Celtic had all those options for me. All the players are really good, supportive in training and with showing me around the place. It’s great to be here with the new manager, everyone from the team is back basically and it’s just good to get ready for the game tomorrow.”
Liam Shaw moved along with his teammate Urhoghide from Sheffield Wednesday to Celtic. He revealed that it will be weird facing his old team in a scheduled friendly later this month. He had signed a pre-contract in March.