Massimo Donati has told how Andriy Shevchenko played a big part in his move to Celtic in 2007.
The Italian midfielder spent two years at the Hoops after a number of Serie A loan moves, helping them to a league title as well as a League Cup win in 2009.
It was arguably the best point of Donati’s career and he’s played in Scotland twice since, first with Hamilton before signing for St Mirren in February.
But how did his move to Glasgow come about when he’d spent his whole career in Italy up until the switch to Celtic?
According to Donati, AC Milan legend Shevchenko – a former teammate of the Italian midfielder – played a part in getting him the move.
Speaking to Si Ferry for Open Goal, Donati told how the former Ukrainian striker’s first phone call led to an argument between him and his wife.
But when Shevchenko finally got Donati on the phone, Celtic then came up:
On MONDAY we're back with ex-@CelticFC midfielder @massimodonati5! Watch for a great insight on the Italian's time at Celtic Park including the amazing story on which world class striker at the time instigated his move to the club… pic.twitter.com/4jDXwAvfo5
— Open Goal (@opengoalsport) June 22, 2018
We’d really love to know who the board member that knows Shevchenko is.