Toure seals Celtic move

Lesotho Times - - Sport -

LON­DON — Celtic have com­pleted the sign­ing of for­mer Liver­pool de­fender Kolo Toure ( pic­tured) on a one-year deal.

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

“I’ve come to one of the big­gest clubs in the world and it’s a priv­i­lege for me to be here,” he said.

How­ever, the 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. — BBC

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