Celtic's impending arrival Biram Kayal is relishing the prospect of European football with the SPL giants
The 22-year-old is expected to wrap up his imminent £1.35million switch from Maccabi Haifa and will follow in Eyal Berkovic's footsteps.
Israel international Kayal has not been registered to play in this week's UEFA Champions League first-leg qualifier against Braga but the competition excites him.
The 12-cap international has spent his entire career to date in his homeland and is also looking forward to experiencing another league.
"I have experience of playing in the Champions League, having been there with Maccabi Haifa last season," he explained in the Daily Record.
"But this would be a more exciting chance to be involved in the competition. I feel I could do even better with this Celtic team.
"This is the best time for me to leave Israel and try another country and another league.
"This is a good prospect for me. I think I can be helpful to Celtic with the way I like to play the game."
Compatriot Berkovic played for Celtic 11 years ago after leaving West Ham and Kayal looked up to the playmaker as a youngster.
"When I was younger, I looked up to Eyal. He was the Israeli player who made his way to the top of the game in Europe," he continued.
"He played in England and also at Celtic. I remember looking at him playing in front of the big crowds at Celtic and feeling very proud.
"It would be wonderful and make me proud to think I could leave Israel and do as well as he did."