Former Celtic target Andraz Sporar admits he was never going anywhere other than Sporting Lisbon after the Portuguese giants made their interest known.

Sporar, 25, was at the top of the Hoops' wish-list when they were in the hunt for a new striker to rival Odsonne Edouard for a starting berth.

Neil Lennon had the player watched on numerous occasions and Sporar was keen on a potential switch to Glasgow initially. However, after Sporting showed up on the scene, the former Slovan Bratislava hitman revealed there was only one place he was headed.

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"I had a lot of offers on the table that I certainly don't want to be specific about," he told Sport.SK. "But I'm really glad I made a deal with Sporting. If I had to do it 10 times in a row, I would have chosen Sporting 10 times."

Sporar also offered a potential insight into why the Scottish Premiership may not have been the best place for him - because he was already used to winning league titles at a canter. "Slovan is still far ahead," he added. 

"We have won the league well in advance and in Portugal there are Benfica, Porto, Sporting, Braga, but also other clubs are greatly organised. You have very good matches there in every round and in Slovakia, you have a game of, say, 'European' parameters only occasionally.

"That is the biggest difference. Therefore, we lacked more difficult matches to prepare us better for Europe."

Celtic went on to sign Patryk Klimala from Jagiellonia Bialystok.