'Absolute player': Celtic fans really want Youssouf Mulumbu

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is seen during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on May 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Youssouf Mulumbu has been linked with a move to Scottish Premiership champions Celtic and he showed why at Parkhead on Wednesday.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers and Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke shake hands at the final whistle during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic...

Steve Clarke really appears to have Brendan Rodgers’ number.

Three times the two managers have faced off in the Scottish Premiership this season and three times Rodgers’ title-winning Celtic have failed to defeat Clarke’s well-drilled Kilmarnock side.

Killie earned a well deserved goalless draw against the Hoops on Wednesday night, just two months after they beat the champions 1-0 at Rugby Park.

And the man who scored the only goal of the game that day, Youssouf Mulumbu, impressed once again against the Glasgow giants and continues to justify those links with Celtic.

Youssouf Mulumbu of Kilmarnock vies with Jason Cummings of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on March 17, 2018 in...

The 31-year-old has been reborn since arriving at Killie on a free transfer in the autumn following his release by Norwich City. In fact, he has been so impressive that the Scottish Sun claimed both Celtic and Rangers were planning to sign Mulumbu on a free when his short-term contract comes to an end in the summer.

And Mulumbu would certainly be a popular addition among Celtic fans.

Richard Hughes of Portsmouth and Youssouf Mulumbu of West Brom battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match between Portsmouth and West Bromwich Albion at Fratton Park on...

Because the former West Brom powerhouse was excellent once more against his potential future employers. Operating in a more advanced midfield position, Mulumbu showed off the full range of his talents.

And, with doubts surrounding the futures of Tom Rogic and Callum McGregor, Mulumbu’s latest display should have given Rodgers food for thought.

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