If you’re not on TikTok you might want to give it a bash to follow Celtic and new signing Osaze Urhoghide.
Celtic post regular clips from over the years on their account. You may even remember they announced the signing of Patryk Klimala on the platform.
Today, after signing for the Bhoys, Urhoghide also had a go.
If you’re unfamiliar, essentially the main gimmick of the social networking site is making videos with viral audio clips and music, relating them to a personal situation.
Today, Urhoghide used a popular Kanye West quote from the Grammy Awards a few years ago, set to 90s classic track Gangsta’s Paradise.
“Everyone wanted to know what I’d do if I didn’t win, I guess we’ll never know,” says the clip, as Osaze pans the camera around a gorgeous looking Celtic Park.
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Clearly, he’s absolutely buzzing to sign a long-term contract at the Bhoys.
TikTok isn’t the only platform new Celtic signing enjoys
The 20-year-old seems to enjoy having an audience online. He’s a regular user of Twitter, as well as Instagram. He even has his own YouTube channel where he posts direct to camera addresses and behind-the-scenes insight on being a professional footballer.
It’s a good sign he has awareness of his profile and is ambitious. It shouldn’t be seen as a negative if it’s all kept sensible and productive.
The hard work for Urhoghide will now begin. A pre-season training camp in Wales beckons from next week. That’ll be his big opportunity to impress new manager Ange Postecoglou from the start.
The 55-year-old has already spoken warmly about the young defender today. However, it’ll be fascinating to see if the 20-year-old is determined to have enough ability and composure to step right into first-team action.
That’s what we need this summer – first-team quality signings.
Of course, not every signing will fit into that bracket. We may be taking a longer-term view with Urhoghide. For cross-border compensation, there’s really little risk.
It’d be fantastic if he could stake an early claim.