Carlton Cole explains his decision to sign for Celtic

Carlton Cole says he didn't need any advice before signing for Celtic.

Celtic confirmed the signing of free agent striker Carlton Cole on Thursday, with the forward penning an 18-month contract with Ronny Deila's men.

The 32-year-old, who left West Ham at the end of last season, has been without a club ever since his departure from Upton Park, but has now finally made his return to action with the Bhoys.

Even after having signed Nadir Ciftci from Dundee United over the summer, manager Deila has been looking for a new striker for some time now, especially having allowed Stefan Scepovic to join Getafe on a season-long loan deal.

Now, Cole arrives to bring Premier League and international experience, as well as a real physical presence in the final third, which Celtic have been lacking of late when a more direct option is needed.

Cole will now be looking to make a huge impact for the Bhoys, having watched on as Celtic were hammered 3-1 away at Molde on Thursday night, just hours after Cole arrival had been confirmed.

The striker spoke to the official Celtic Twitter account after completing his move, and has explained that he hasn't signed for the club due to money, but rather for the pride of wearing the famous green and white hoops - before claiming that he didn't take any outside advice over the move.

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