Sep 022012

French-Tunisian Joins On A Two Year Deal

Some have said he looks like Georgios Samaras…

In the last few minutes, Celtic have officially announced the signing of Tunisian international striker Lassad Nouioui. The twenty six year old was born in Marseille in 1986, and now stands at approximately six feet two inches tall. At the start of his career, Lassad played for youth sides Felix Eyat and Saint Gabrielle in France, before moving to Ajaccio and senior football in 2004. A few years later, Nouioui moved onto Chateroux in a fruitless search of first team football, before finally moving to Deportivo La Coruna in Spain in 2008.

This was to be the move which would ignite his career, as he first impressed with his performances with the club’s B team, scoring sixteen times in twenty five appearances. These displays soon earned him a place in the first team, and in three season, Lassad made ninety appearances for Deportivo, scoring twenty four goals.

As his contract ended in the summer, Lassad was a much sought after free agent, with La Liga side Levante competing with Celtic for his signature. However, the draw of Champions League football and the challenges it brings has helped to attract the striker to Celtic Park, in time for him to be registered in the squad to feature in the competition.

All in all, Lassad has scored forty five times in one hundred and forty two senior appearances. Some of his goals can be found in the short video below.

Welcome to Celtic, Lassad.

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