Celtic have completed the signing of former Arsenal and Liverpool defender Kolo Toure.
Toure who worked under current Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at Anfield comes in to provide much needed defensive cover with the Parkhead outfit reportedly planning to ship out Nigeria’s Efe Ambrose.
The Ivorian super star is however is unlikely to be involved in Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier against FC Astana.
“He’s a wonderful professional. 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. 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.
“It will be nice for Scott to have someone behind him, who has that real big-game experience.” Celtic boss Rodgers of Toure after Saturday’s friendly with Leicester as quoted on the BBC Sport.
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.