Stephen O’Donnell backs Youssouf Mulumbu for Celtic success

18th November 2017, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Dundee versus Kilmarnock; Dundees Faissal El Bakhtaoui and Kilmarnock's Stephen O'Donnell

Youssouf Mulumbu joined Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic on a free transfer after leaving Kilmarnock.

Stephen O'Donnell of Kilmarnock vies with Stuart Armstrong of Celtic during the Scottish Premier League between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park on May 9, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Kilmarnock defender Stephen O’Donnell has predicted to The Scottish Sun that Youssouf Mulumbu will be a success at Celtic.

Celtic have signed Mulumbu on a free transfer following the 31-year-old midfielder’s departure from Scottish Premiership rivals Kilmarnock at the end of last season.

The 31-year-old DR Congo international midfielder moved to the Glasgow giants on transfer deadline day


Defender O’Donnell, 26, has backed his former Kilmarnock teammate Mulumbu will be a success at Celtic.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic beat Swansea City in the Championship in England to the signing of the former Paris Saint-Germain midfielder.

O’Donnell told The Scottish Sun about Mulumbu: “It’s an outstanding move for Youssouf who did really well for us.

“Playing for Celtic won’t faze him because he works so hard and I think he’ll have a big impact.”

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...

Good signing for Celtic

Celtic do have some very good midfielders, and it is going to be hard for Mulumbu to establish himself in Brendan Rodgers’s starting lineup.

The 31-year-old, though, will increase the depth of the Celtic squad, and with the Hoops playing in the Europa League, the DR Congo international will get playing time as the season progresses.

Youssouf Mulumbu of Norwich is tackled by Omar Bogle andf Michael Jacobs of Wigan during the Sky Bet Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Norwich City at DW Stadium on February 7,...

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