Report: Celtic planning move to sign Yaya Toure

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers celebrates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on May 27, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Manchester City hero Yaya Toure could reportedly return to Britain with Scottish Premiership champions Celtic, having recently left Olympiakos.

Manchester City's Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (R) holds up an award by his brother Kolo after playing for the last time for City in the English Premier League football match between...

Celtic have certainly enjoyed a busy start to the transfer window with Oliver Burke, Timothy Weah and Vakoun Issouf Bayo joining and USA left-back Andrew Gutman set to join them.

Now, the quartet all have a few things in common. They are affordable, young and players with a bright future. And it’s fair to say Celtic’s latest apparent transfer target is someone completely different.

 

According to Gazzetta.gr, the Scottish Premiership champions are considering a stunning deal to bring free-agent Yaya Toure to Parkhead in what would be arguably the most high-profile signing Scottish football has seen in many a year.

The 35-year-old is on the lookout for a new club after being released by Olympiakos after just five appearances.

Olympiakos' Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure (R) vies for the ball with F91 Dudelange's German midfielder Edisson Jordanov  during the UEFA Europa League Group F second-leg football match...

And Gazzetta claims that Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is communicating with first-team coach Kolo Toure, Yaya’s older brother, to find a way to bring one of the best midfielders of his generation to Glasgow.

The former Ivory Coast international represented Monaco and Barcelona during a stellar playing career but enjoyed his best spell at Manchester City, winning three Premier League titles before falling out of favour under Pep Guardiola.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City in action during his last appearance for Manchster City during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion at Etihad Stadium...

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