Brendan Rodgers says Youssouf Mulumbu will leave Celtic on loan

16th December 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers watches play

Youssouf Mulumbu joined Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic in the summer of 2018.

16th December 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers watches play

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested to The Scottish Sun that Youssouf Mulumbu could go on loan in the January transfer window.

Mulumbu joined Celtic in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer after leaving Scottish Premiership rivals Kilmarnock at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.

The 31-year-old midfielder has played just once in the Scottish Premiership and twice in the Europa League for the Hoops so far this season, according to Transfermarkt.com.

 

Celtic manager Rodgers has suggested that the DR Congo international could go out on loan this month.

Rodgers told The Scottish Sun: “Youssouff is at the age where he needs to play really.

"He came in as a support player to the team but he’s at the age really where he needs to play in the next part of the season so he’ll probably go out on loan too.”

7th October 2018, McDiarmid Park, Perth, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, St Johnstone versus Celtic; Youssouf Mulumbu of Celtic on the pitch before the match

Transfer mistake?

Mulumbu played well for Kilmarnock last season, but it was always going to be hard for the former West Bromwich Albion midfielder to establish himself in the Celtic starting lineup this season.

The 31-year-old is a good midfielder, and the former Norwich City star is unlikely to have any problem in find a club to join on loan for the second half of the season.

The Scottish Premiership is on a mid-season winter break at the moment.

Diadie Samassekou of FC Salzburg and Youssouf Mulumbu of Celtic battle for the ball during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between FC Salzburg and Celtic at Red Bull Arena Wals-...

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