Kolo Toure describes his feelings on joining Celtic

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Kolo Toure is looking forward to the challenge at Celtic.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure during the press conference

Former Liverpool defender Kolo Toure says it’s a privilege to be linked with such a big club like Celtic and now he is really looking forward to moving north of the border, he told Sky Sports.

The Ivory Coast international was released by Liverpool at the end of last season following the expiration of his contract - a decision which disappointed the majority of the Reds supporters.

Following Brendan Rodgers’ arrival at Celtic, many have suggested a possible reunion with Toure could be on the cards and it seems the Northern Irish boss has wasted no time in lining up a deal.

Liverpool's Kolo Toure (hidden) tackles Sevilla's Kevin Gameiro

Speaking to reporters as his Celtic move draws closer, Toure told reporters for Sky Sports how he is excited to be joining such a big club and looks ahead to qualifying for the Champions League.

“Of course it’s a privilege to be able to be linked with such a big club. I’m just looking forward to it. It’s a great football club, for me I’m ready for any challenge and I’m looking forward to it,” he explained.

“I’m here to try to be ready and help the team as much as I can. The Champions League is a great competition to play, I’m looking forward it it. We will give everything we got to qualify.”

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

The Hoops progressed to the next round of the Champions League qualifying stage as they recovered from a shock 1-0 first-leg defeat to Lincoln Red Imps to defeat the Gibraltan side 3-0 at Celtic Park last Wednesday.

The Scottish Premiership champions will now face Astana in the next round and will have to be at their very best to defeat the Kazakhstani side.

Toure will add plenty of experience and quality at the back for Celtic, and his ability to play the ball out from the back will prove key as Brendan Rodgers looks to implement his ideas on the side.

General view of Celtic Park

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