After joining Leipzig from Italian side Fiorentina back in 2015, Compper went on to initially become a fan favourite amongst supporters but he’s struggled to find much game-time since the start of the current campaign.
That’s what led to Celtic’s interest, and the one-time German cap was paraded at Parkhead this afternoon in-front of the media and gave his first interview to the club’s in-house TV station, but whilst he seems genuinely delighted by his new surroundings, Compper also admits to being sad at leaving his former employers:
— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) December 20, 2017
At 32, he might not seem like the long-term solution to Celtic’s defensive problems, but he definitely seems like an intelligent and thoughtful guy.
How do you feel about Celtic’s first official signing of the winter transfer window?