Daniel Arzani has revealed how Socceroo teammate Tom Rogic influenced his decision to join Celtic on loan.
Arzani has landed with the Scottish champions after being signed from Manchester City.
The winger, who had plenty of club options to chose from after his World Cup debut, joins fellow Aussie Rogic in Glasgow.
"Tom's a close friend and had nothing but good things to say about the club," he expained.
"In fact, he pointed out that if it wasn’t a great place to be at he wouldn’t have signed his new deal and that was good enough for me.
“Tom and I spoke about the club a lot during the World Cup and I said, ‘I’m coming to play for Celtic’ but I was just taking the p*** because I had no idea at that stage it was in the pipeline. It’s crazy the way it’s all worked out since then, I predicted it, but unknowingly.
"Everything has happened so quickly in the last six months but that’s probably been for the best because I’ve just taken everything in my stride."
Arzani has signed a two-year deal with Celtic.
The former Melbourne City attacker is excited about the chance to work under Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers and play for a historic club like Celtic is known around the world.
"My two year deal with Celtic gives me time to put down roots and make an impact," the 19-year-old said.
"Before I signed for City, I knew I would be coming here. I didn’t want to just dive into something without knowing what I was getting into and I’m really happy how it has worked out.
"Celtic is a massive club and one everyone knows about. They have a huge following around the world so I’m really excited about coming here and speaking to the gaffer sealed the deal for me.
"We didn’t speak too much about football but I got the impression he was a good person. I connected with him straight away. It’s important he’s an honest man because communication is key and I’m looking forward to working with him."