armstrong okoflex relishes working with brendan rodgers at celtic

15:28    11 Sep 2018

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers appears dejected after the UEFA Champions League third qualifying round, first leg match at Celtic Park, Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 8, 2018. See PA story SOCCER Celtic. Photo credit should read: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire
Nigerian starlet Armstrong Okoflex is happy to have joined Scottish Premier League (SPL) giants Celtic FC on a three-year deal.

Born in Ireland, the 16-year-old forward progressed through the ranks at English Premier League (EPL) giants Arsenal FC and he will now look to fulfil his undoubted promise at Celtic.

The highly-rated attacker is still eligible to represent Nigeria on the international stage.

Okoflex is looking forward to working under Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, a coach with a track record in developing young players, was a major attraction in moving to the Hoops.

“It feels good for it to be all official. This is a massive club and one that plays in Europe, while Celtic are also known for bringing young players through their Academy to their first team. I feel I have a chance to progress here and this is the right club for me at the moment," Okoflex told the club's official website.

“I had a meeting with Brendan Rodgers and he was very convincing. He’s a great manager with all the success he’s had at previous clubs and at Celtic, and he was one of the big factors in coming here.

“The manager told me about Raheem Sterling, how he was a young teenager at Liverpool and then he brought him up in pre-season and, because he was doing well and better than the older wingers at the club, he played him in the league games. It shows he’ll play young players and that’s encouraging for me," he added.

“I come from Arsenal and I was U16 and sometimes U18 and I have played a few internationals in my age-groups. Both clubs are quite similar in how they play football as they like to keep possession, move the ball quickly and try and exploit teams and that will really help me."

Defending SPL champions Celtic will be away to St Mirren on Friday. The game will be televised (delayed broadcast) on Fox Sport 1 at 22h45 CAT.

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