Celtic fans could be forgiven for taking sensational links to one Yaya Toure with a pinch of salt.
Gazzetta.gr claimed on Monday that the Hoops were plotting an ambitious bid to bring the 35-year-old to Parkhead with Brendan Rodgers hoping for support from Yaya’s older brother, the Hoops’ coach Kolo Toure.
But it seems that the prospect of seeing the former Barcelona and Manchester City midfielder pull on the famous green and white shirt is not as outlandish as it seems.
Speaking during his appearance on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football (15 January, 7:00pm), Toure confirmed that he had plans to speak to Rodgers about a stunning move to Glasgow.
“Let me speak with Kolo and I'll speak with Brendan Rodgers and maybe we will see," he said.
There is no doubt the three-time Premier League champion would be a high-profile and headline-grabbing signing at a time when Celtic’s Old Firm rivals Rangers are making a real splash in the transfer market.
But whether Celtic should really offer Yaya a fresh start remains to be seen. The veteran Ivorian was released by Olympiakos after just five appearances a month ago, failing to live up to lofty expectations in Greece.
Hopefully they’ll be a development on any transfer news today. Yaya Toure seemed very interested in the possibility of a Celtic move on MNF last night. Also that Ntcham deal, 14 million + an 8 million centre half that we’d be getting for free needs to happen ASAP.— Conor (@Conor_Spence67) January 15, 2019
Finished? Yet defoe in the press is better than Messi could still be in that city side only 4 fallout with pep— james glover (@gloverjimjames) January 14, 2019
Worth a chance if only till the summer. But as usual because he is 35 he is finished but the two sevco have signed(36 & 34) are the best signing in Scottish football history!— Chris ✌ (@ChrisGlancy1) January 14, 2019
Can we all pull together to get this man a “welcome to Celtic” cake?— Tanny Bogus (@TannyBoguss) January 14, 2019
Now that would be a marquee signing— Gregory Dykes (@GregoryDykes) January 14, 2019
“ yaya yaya yaya kolo kolo kolo , onnnnne hunnnnnnnndreeeeeeeed and Eighty”— Don Logan (@backyardawg) January 14, 2019
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