Celtic fans react on Twitter to shock Yaya Toure links

Fans of Celtic celebrates after Olivier Ntcham of Celtic scored their team's first goal during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on...

Manchester City legend Yaya Toure could reportedly be on his way to the Scottish Premiership after leaving Olympiakos.

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...

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.

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...

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.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow on November 5, 2014 in...

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