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[Photos] Ivorian Kolo Toure signs for Scottish side, Celtic

[Photos] Ivorian Kolo Toure signs for Scottish side, Celtic

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Ivorian international, Kolo Toure, has signed for Scottish side, Celtic on a one-year deal, the club confirmed over the weekend. Toure appeared for his first press conference as a Celtic player on Monday.

The former Liverpool player would be joining his former manager, Brendan Rodgers who he worked with at English Premier League side, Liverpool.

Kolo was full of praise for Liverpool and happy to team up with Rodgers again. He spoke about a desire to qualify for the Champions League and added that he was ready to give everything to help his new team.

“I brought Kolo into Liverpool to add that bit of experience and help to the centre-halves there at the time. He was outstanding in the big games for me when I was there. He looks after himself, he’s a wonderful professional and he has good experience,’‘ Rodgers said of his new central defender.

Kolo Celtic Kolo Celtic 2 Kolo Celtic 1The 35-year-old defender has a wealth of experience, having played in the English Premier League with three high flying clubs, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool, winning two league titles and three FA Cups.

Kolo, born in Bouake, has been capped 118 times by the Ivorian national team and is the second most capped Ivorian player. He represented the team at three successive World Cups (Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014).

He has also played at seven African Cup of Nations (AFCON) between 2002 and 2015, helping the team finish runners-up in 2006 and 2012 before winning the trophy in 2015 after beating Ghana on penalties in the final.

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