Celtic boss Gordon Strachan is excited by the potential of new signing Glenn Loovens.
Dutch centre-back Loovens signed for the SPL champions last week from Cardiff City for an undisclosed fee.
Strachan feels the 24-year-old has yet to reach his peak and is confident he will prove to be a success at Parkhead.
"Glenn is at a good age and is years away from his peak," Strachan said.
"What we have got to do is prepare him for his peak, get him ready to play at this level and to do well in the UEFA Champions League.
"He'll gain experience and hopefully get better and better.
"It would be great if we had £20million to spend but, if I did Glenn, wouldn't be sitting here, it'd be Rio Ferdinand.
"But we have a certain amount of money and this gives us our chance to develop our own players and that's exciting and is good for us.
"Speaking to him, he does want to get better. So it looks good for us. We have to try and get the best of what we can of raw materials and make them better.
"Glenn likes to defend, he's got good stature and good pace. We got close to him in the tournament in Portugal and we realised he's vocal as well.
"He likes to be part of the defensive unit, there's plenty there to work with."