With Barcelona on his CV the 20-year-old midfielder didn’t have much to prove but for extra intrigue Crosas had spent the previous season on loan at Lyon, then a highly rated club regularly in the knock out stages of the Champions League.
Falling short at the Nou Camp wasn’t a concern, bringing in a midfielder who had trained alongside the modern greats was a win-win.
A fee of £400,000 seemed a fantastic investment.
THE CELTIC YEARS
Over two and a half seasons at Celtic, Crosas only started 40 matches, rarely hitting the heights expected.
Whether he never got the run he required or showed the form to merit a run in the team is open to debate. Playing under Gordon Strachan, Tony Mowbray and Neil Lennon didn’t help as the club across the city defrauded HMRC to win the titles that kept them afloat.
By the time Lennon took over the young Catalan had been overtaken by a number of new midfielders including Joe Ledley, Efrain Juarez and Beram Kayal.
As twitter took off Crosas came to the fore, nicknamed the Bishop for confirming whether or not the new player accounts are genuine or not.
Initially Crosas went on loan to Volga in Russia but a permanent deal to Santos Laguna of Mexico seemed much more appropriate for the hipster.
Mexico seemed very much to his liking with spells at Universidad Guadalajara, Cruz Azul and now Tampivo Madero spilt up by a brief spell playing for Tenerife last season in the Spanish League.
Recently turned 30 there are plenty more seasons and adventures in the Crosas story.