Carlton Cole says he wants to be part of Celtic's history

Celtic Football Club Wide

The 32-year-old has high hopes for his time at Celtic Park.

New Celtic striker Carlton Cole has been speaking to fans on the club’s official Twitter account, and among the questions he responded to was one asking why he opted to move to the Bhoys earlier this season.

Cole was previously on the books at West Ham United, where he scored 67 goals in 293 appearances, but he was a free agent following his Upton Park exit and in October he signed a two-year deal with Ronny Deila’s side.

After a lack of match fitness and illness delayed his debut, Cole provided an assist in a 3-1 victory against Inverness Caledonian Thistle at the end of November and he will be no doubt be hoping to get on the score-sheet himself when Celtic return to domestic action this weekend against St Johnstone.

Before that the Bhoys take on Fenerbahce in their final Europa League group match and while Celtic are already out of that competition Cole could still enjoy plenty of success closer to home.

When asked why he chose to move to Celtic, Cole said, “(It was the) massive reputation of the club; I wanted to be part of the history of Celtic.”

He now has that chance, as Deila’s men attempt to replicate their impressive double success last season.

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