'Why not?' Chris Sutton discusses whether Celtic should sign Yaya Toure

A general view of  Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Scottish Premiership giants Celtic could be pulling off the greatest signing in their recent history if they landed Manchester City legend Yaya Toure.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates with The Premier League Trophy after the Premier League match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad Stadium on May 6, 2018 in...

Yaya Toure has bid farewell to Manchester Cityand the £220,000 weekly wage that once made him the most highly-paid player in the history of English football.

So the chances of the legendary, three-time Premier League champion joining his older brother Kolo at Celtic this summer seem quite slim. The Scottish Premiership giants might be one of the most historic clubs in Europe but, unfortunately, their finances don’t match their rich history.

Nonetheless, former Celtic striker and outspoken pundit Chris Sutton is not so keen to rule out the prospect of Toure junior wearing green and white next season, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live.

Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (C) celebrates scoring his team's fourth goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between West Ham United...

When asked which clubs across the continent could appeal to one of the most talented midfielders of his generation, Sutton said; “Maybe Celtic. Why not?”

Kolo Toure is currently a coach at Celtic, working behind the scenes after spending the 2016/17 season at Parkhead in the final year of his playing career.

And, funnily enough, the former Arsenal, Man City and Liverpool defender had the same response as Sutton when asked whether his brother could join him in Glasgow.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City shows appreciation to the fans as his brother Kolo Toure looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at...

Now, Yaya would bring a wealth of experience to a Celtic side desperate to push on in Europe and you could argue that he would be the first truly world class footballer to play his football in Scotland since Henrik Larsson.

But Celtic fans won’t need reminding that Toure would not have to look too hard to find a club willing to offer far bigger wages.

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