Celtic have made their first move of the transfer window and confirmed the signature of Erik Sviatchenko, as per the official Celtic website.

The highly-rated 24-year-old signed a four-and-a-half-year deal for a reported fee of £1.5 million.

Since joining Midtjylland in 2010, the centre-back signed has made 130 appearances, scoring 11 goals and has earned the captain’s armband for his leadership on the field.

In his 25 appearances this season, he has captained the side on 20 occasions, keeping 12 clean sheets.

It is believed that he will line up on the right side of the centre of defence alongside summer signing Jozo Simunovic.

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Denmark have also called on his services and made his debut in March last year against the United States and he has made three further appearances since then.

He also scored this cracking goal against France in a friendly last October in a 2-1 loss.

Sviatchenko played in the Europa league this season for the Danish side and helped put out Premier League side Southampton in the playoff round for a place in the competition.

He helped his former side Midtjylland finish second in the Europa League group stages behind Napoli, and will play Manchester United in the next round of the competition.