St Johnstone’s new signing Guy Melamed is glad that’s he has arrived in Perth as he looks to shine in Scotland just like his good friend at Celtic Park.

The Israeli striker has signed a one-year deal with Callum Davidson’s side as they look to fix their striker problems. Four goals have been scored by the McDiarmid Park side in 10 games, one coming in the last seven.

Melamed is the man tasked with filling at least some of that striker void at McDiarmid Park. With a year left to run on his deal in native Israel with Maccabi Netanya, the striker made the decision to write a new chapter in his career.

He will become available for selection once he completes 14 days in isolation, a government requirement for some new arrivals heading into the UK during the global health pandemic.

St Johnstone’s forward has praised his new fans, explaining what he’ll bring to the team: “Yes I am very excited. When I heard there was an offer from Scotland I totally wanted it and I’m excited for this.

Guy Melamed is a Saint as he joins his Celtic mate in Scotland. (Photo by Paul Thomas/Getty Images)

“I think it is a very good league. I have a good friend that play in Celtic, [Hatem Abd] Elhamed. [Callum Davidson] talked to me on FaceTime before I came here. I read about him on the internet and he had a very impressive career and he knows football very well.

“I think he is the right person to coach me. He thinks the team is very good and another striker is what he needs and I’m happy he chose me.

“I can move the ball very good, I will bring quality, I score goals. I can play the classic ‘number 9’ position. I think I bring some technique and movement. I hope I will bring goals – that is the most important thing.

“I have heard about Scottish fans and especially St. Johnstone who are very committed and very supportive. I hope that I can see them soon.”

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