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Midfielder reveals how Andriy Shevchenko convinced him to join Celtic

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Former Celtic midfielder Massimo Donati has revealed that former AC Milan and Chelsea forward Andriy Shevchenko played a role in his move to Celtic Park.

The 36-year-old Donati, who is currently on the books of Hamilton, has revealed that it was a phone call from the Ukrainian football legend which arranged his move to Parkhead.

Donati played for the Bhoys for three seasons and during that time; he won a Scottish Premier League and League Cup.

His most memorable moment at the club came when he scored a last minute winner against Shakhtar Donetsk in a must win two legged Champions League game.

He eventually ended up leaving the club in 2009 after Tony Mowbray was appointed as manager and joined Bari in Italy.

Speaking about how he joined Celtic, Donati said: “One afternoon in the summer I received a phone call and it was Shevchenko

“I was surprised because he had never called me, it was four years after I had left Milan. Then he told me ‘listen, do you want to go to Celtic?”