Rodgers admits he's considering free transfer move to reunite with Kolo Toure

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Brendan Rodgers has commented on the possibility of reuniting with Kolo Toure at Celtic.

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

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told The Scottish Sun that he is considering a move to sign former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure.

Rodgers, who was appointed as Celtic boss back in May, sealed his first signing as Bhoys manager earlier this week, as French striker Moussa Dembele joined the club from Fulham on a four-year deal.

Celtic - Brendan Rodgers Press Conference

The Northern Irishman will be looking for further additions, and a problem area for the club since Virgil van Dijk's departure has been in the heart of defence.

2015 summer signings Jozo Simunovic and Dedryck Boyata had their ups and downs last season thanks to injuries and form respectively, whilst question marks surround the future of Charlie Mulgrew and Efe Ambrose, though Erik Sviatchenko has shown promise since his January switch from Midtjylland.

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

Adding an experienced defender could be a priority for Rodgers this summer, and the Daily Mail reported last week that a move for his former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure could be on the cards.

Toure, 35, won two Premier League titles with Arsenal and Manchester City, and is now a free agent having seen his Liverpool contract expire earlier this week.

Rodgers signed the Ivorian for Liverpool back in 2013, and the possibility of a reunion appears to be on the cards after the Celtic boss tackled the subject.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Rodgers suggested he's considering a move for Toure, telling fans 'we will see' when asked whether the veteran centre back would be signing for the club, adding that the player was brilliant for him at Liverpool.

"We will see," said Rodgers. "Kolo is a good guy. He’s 35 but is one of those players who is super fit. He trains every day and he has a wonderful personality, so we will see. Kolo was an African Nations winner and a player for big games. We played away at Real Madrid for Liverpool and he was man of the match. In the Europa League Final in May, he was fantastic."

"In the games he played for me at Liverpool, he gained huge respect from the players. He was one of the Invincibles and played more games in that Arsenal team than anybody. He also played for Manchester City. Kolo is a fantastic guy. He was brilliant for me at Liverpool," he added.

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