Celtic summer signing Saidy Janko gives verdict on Deila's Carlton Cole pursuit

Carlton Cole

Saidy Janko believes Carlton Cole could make an impact for Celtic.

Celtic defender Saidy Janko has told The Scottish Sun that trialist Carlton Cole 'could improve the squad' after he began training with the club.

Janko, 19, joined Celtic from Manchester United over the summer, and was one of a host of signings made by Bhoys manager Ronny Deila.

Even though the transfer window has closed, Deila still appears to be keen on new signings, and looks set to swoop for a free agent in Carlton Cole.

The 31-year-old striker has been without a club since leaving West Ham at the end of his contract this summer, and is now looking to make his return to football.

Cole has been training with Celtic this week in a bid to win a contract with the Bhoys, and defender Janko has now discussed the potential deal to bring Cole to Glasgow permanently.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Swiss full back Janko says that Cole could really help Celtic if he does sign permanently, citing his strength and experience as major factors.

"I haven’t trained with him because we had a recovery session on Monday, then he trained with the strikers and I trained with defenders," said Janko. "Carlton could definitely improve the squad with his experience and physical strength. He could help us."

Celtic have been without a real target man for some time, and Cole could serve that role well in Deila's system, possessing strength and aerial ability.

On a free transfer, Celtic are unlikely to find many better options than Cole, and his Premier League experience could come in very handy for the Bhoys, who have a number of young, inexperienced players - such as Janko himself - meaning Cole could have an impact on and off the field, should he sign for Celtic.

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