Toure seals Celtic move
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