Al Ahly midfielder Mahmoud Hassan has confirmed that he would be delighted to join Celtic and is confident that he will be a success in Scotland.
The 19-year-old Egyptian has been linked with a move to the Scottish champions in January, although his club do not want to sell him until the summer of 2014.
However, Hassan, who has been compared to French striker David Trezeguet, wants to join the Hoops as soon as possible and is keen to start "a new chapter" in his career.
"Just to be linked with Celtic is an honour for me," the Daily Record quotes him as saying.
"Many players would welcome the chance to play for such a big club. I am confident I could be a success there.
"To play in the Champions League is a dream - but a dream I'd like to make a reality. However, there is nothing I can do if Al Ahly choose not to sell me.
"January can be a long month but it would be nice if it was the start of a new chapter in my career."