English Premiership

Kolo Toure signs for Celtic

2016-07-24 17:03
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London - Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure will be reunited with former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after joining Scottish champions Celtic on Sunday.

Toure agreed a one-year contract to become Rodgers' latest signing since he took charge at Celtic earlier in the close-season.

Rodgers also signed Toure for Liverpool in 2013, following the centre-back's previous spells at Manchester City and Arsenal.

Toure, 35, will thrive in the Scottish Premiership and be a big asset to Celtic, according to Rodgers.

"I brought Kolo into Liverpool to add that bit of experience and help to the centre-halves there at the time," Rodgers told Celtic's website.

"You saw from his impact there and in particular last season, he was a very important player for Jurgen Klopp towards the end of last season, playing in the Europa League final.

"He was outstanding in the big games for me when I was there. He looks after himself, he's a wonderful professional and he has good experience.

"With a lot of young players in our squad, he can really help them and he can be of great assistance for the likes of Scott Brown, who is a wonderful leader.

"But he needs support and help around him as well. It will be nice for Scotty to have someone behind him who has that real big-game experience. Kolo can do very well for us."

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