Report: Brendan Rodgers considers reuniting with Kolo Toure as first Celtic signing

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Brendan Rodgers is reportedly keen to reunite with his former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conferenceLiverpool's Kolo Toure during a press conference

According to the Daily Mail, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has identified Kolo Toure as a player who could help solve some of his defensive problems this summer.

Rodgers was appointed as Celtic boss last month, and has yet to make his first signing despite the Champions League qualifiers being just around the corner.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

One area that Rodgers should look to strengthen is in the centre of defence, where Celtic have had a number of problems since Virgil van Dijk's move to Southampton last year.

Jozo Simunovic suffered a number of injury problems in his first season at the club, whilst Dedryck Boyata had some ups and downs following his move from Manchester City.

January signing Erik Sviatchenko flashed ability after signing from Midtjylland, but Rodgers may look to bring in another defender this summer, with some experience needed at the back.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure in action with Villarreal's Cedric Bakambu

The Daily Mail report that Rodgers has now turned his attention to Kolo Toure, who he signed and worked with during his time as Liverpool manager.

Toure, 35, has won two Premier League titles during his lengthy career in the Premier League, but is set to become a free agent as his Liverpool contract expires in a matter of days.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Soon to be available on a free transfer, it's claimed that Toure is now being considered by Rodgers as a possible signing for Celtic, with the Ivorian ace seen as a player who can add a veteran presence at the back.

The Scottish Sun add that Toure could pen a one-year deal at Celtic, and whilst he has offers from around the world, he is believed to fancy staying in the UK - giving the Bhoys the advantage in the race for Toure's signature.

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