Celtic complete Kolo Toure signing

Defender links up with BR at Scottish champs

Kolo Toure has linked up with his old Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers today, by signing for Scottish champions, Celtic.

he 35-year-old worked under manager Brendan Rodgers at Anfield and comes in to provide much needed defensive cover.

However, Ivory Coast international Toure is unlikely to be involved in Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier against FC Astana.

“He’s a wonderful professional,” said Celtic boss Rodgers of Toure after Saturday’s friendly with Leicester.

“I brought him into Liverpool to add that bit of experience and help two of the centre-halves there at the time.

“In the big games, he was outstanding for me.”

Toure, whose final game for the Reds was their Europa League final defeat in May, was released by Liverpool at the end of last season – and Rodgers is confident he can have a big impact in Glasgow,

“With a lot of young players in our squad, he can really help them and he can be of great assistance for [captain] Scott Brown, who is a wonderful leader but he needs support and help around him as well,” added the Celtic boss.

“It will be nice for Scott to have someone behind him, who has that real big-game experience.”

 

By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10

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