Celtic's newest signing Mikael Lustig has credited legend Henrik Larsson for putting the Bhoys on the map in Sweden.
The 25-year-old defender, who has joined on a free transfer, watched Larsson in action for the SPL giants.
The former Rosenborg man insists Larsson's seven-year presence at Parkhead built up the club's fanbase back home.
Lustig has always considered Celtic to be a 'great' club and is delighted to have joined on a three-and-a-half year deal.
"Henrik Larsson put Celtic on the map in Sweden," explained Lustig
"I watched many Celtic games when he played here and Celtic have many fans cheering for them in Sweden.
"I haven't spoken to him but he has spoken a lot about the club and Glasgow.
"I have known about this for two months.
"I always thought it was a great club for me and I have been waiting for this moment, so now I am here it is perfect."
Lustig was in attendance for Wednesday's Old Firm win over Rangers and he was thrilled with the Parkhead atmosphere.
"It was my first live Old Firm game and the atmosphere was really good," he continued.
"I heard the game was something special and it was, it was really nice. I was sitting in the crowd with a smile.
"I come from Rosenborg and I know what it is like. Every game is a pressure and every year you want to win the league so it is the same.
"I am quite a calm guy and I think I am going to handle it very well."