Celtic simply have to sign Yaya Toure after Tom Rogic injury

STADIO GEORGIOS KARAISKAKIS, ATHENS, ATTIKI, GREECE - 2018

Yaya Toure teased during the January window that he could join Celtic.

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...

Celtic have suffered an enormous blow in their pursuit of an eighth consecutive Scottish Premiership title after Brendan Rodgers ruled Tom Rogic out of action for the next six weeks - and now they simply have to sign free agent Yaya Toure.

Rogic, 26, has suffered a knee injury and Rodgers confirmed that he would have to undergo surgery to correct the issue, stating that the Australia international will be sidelined until the middle of March - as per BBC Sport.

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It will see Rogic miss both Europa League outings against Valencia, as well as a difficult trip to Rugby Park to take on Scottish Premiership title rivals Kilmarnock on February 17.

 

Celtic brought in a number of players in the transfer window, but the none that can fill the shoes of Rogic and it should convince Rodgers to look at the free agent market - and there is one world beater that can replace the Aussie ace.

Yaya Tour remains a free agent after leaving Olympiakos after just five games, and though he is 35 years of age, he is more than equipped to play in the Scottish Premiership.

The 35-year-old, who won the Champions League with Barcelona and the Premier League three times with Manchester City, has already joked that he could consider a move to Celtic - where brother Kolo is a coach.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates scoring the third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on March 25, 2014 in...

"Celtic's a great team. But let me speak with Brendan and we will see. Maybe Kolo is arranging something for me," Toure said, during Sky Sports' coverage of Manchester City's 3-0 win over Wolves on January 14.

Greek outlet Gazzetta.gr claim Celtic were interested in making a move for the 97-time Ivory Coast international, who is renowned for his powerful runs from deep, long-range shooting and intricate array of passing.

With Rogic injured, surely Celtic have to consider a short-term deal to bring Toure to Parkhead in their bid to stave off the title challenge of both Rangers and Kilmarnock.

Yaya Toure of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on November 19, 2016 in...

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