Celtic have completed the signing of Denmark midfielder Thomas Gravesen from Real Madrid in a deal believed to be worth about £2m.
Gravesen said: “I am delighted to have joined Celtic, one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“Having spoken to the manager, the chief executive and other people at the club, I am excited about this move.”
“The team did brilliantly last season to win the championship and together we will be trying to retain the title and do as well as we can in the Champions League,” he told Celtic’s website.
“I know other Danish players who have had the opportunity to play with Celtic and they have nothing but great things to say about the club.
“I have also visited Celtic Park for matches, where the atmosphere is tremendous, and I am very much looking forward to playing there.”
Gravesen left Everton for Spain in a £2.5m deal in January 2005 but made just 26 appearances for Real, and his days at the club were numbered following the July appointment of Fabio Capello as coach.
Celtic manager Gordon Strachan said: “Thomas has shown great desire to play for Celtic and it is very clear that he is looking forward to joining the club.
“He is a player with great ability, experience and character – qualities which could enhance any team.”