BRENDAN RODGERS confirmed yesterday the rumour about Jeremy Toljan taking a wage cut to join the club is true.
The German signed with the bhoys in the final hours of the transfer window and the deal might not have gone through if Jeremy’s willingness to make the deal happen wasn’t there.
With the clock counting down to midnight, Celtic fans were getting very anxious he club would not get their man but with just under two hours to go the announcement was made and on Friday Brendan Rodgers admitted the player has sacrificed a larger wage to play for Celtic for the rest of the season.
“He is a player who has sacrificed his own wages and money to want to come here to play which shows a sign he is hungry to get his career back on track again,” Rodgers told CelticTV.
“That says everything for me. It says everything in terms of wanting to get football and get playing. He recognises this is a big club which gives him the opportunity to do that.
“It is a great attitude to start with and I look forward to working with him. He is very quick, he is dynamic and he also gives us flexibility because he can play on both sides.
“He has played a lot for Dortmund on the left-hand side as well. He brings that athleticism I like players in my team to have.”
There is no first option to buy the player in the summer but if the club and Jeremy hit it off, the club always has the option of going to Dortmund to try and thrash out a deal.
Brendan Rodgers is usually quite wary of putting new players straight into the mix, especially if they lack games, however, given Jeremy is only here for a short amount of time the Celtic manager may put him in sooner than expected.