Kolo Touré has joined Celtic in a move that reunites him with former boss Brendan Rogers.
The new Celtic manager who brought Touré to Anfield from Manchester City in 2013 is looking to strengthen his defensive options and has identified the Ivorian as a key addition in this regard.
Touré will bring much-needed experience to the team as they look to retain their Scottish premier league title in a league that will also feature Rangers for the first time in four years. He will also be hoping to assist the team qualify for the Champions League group stages, and erase the memories of the defeat suffered last year at the hands of Malmö.
The move to Scotland will bring an end to Touré’s 14-year career in England. During that period, he won two EPL titles, the first and most notable was with Arsenal’s ‘Invincible’s’, where he formed a formidable centre-back partnership with Sol Campbell during the 2003 – 2004 season.
Since leaving Arsenal, he has been unable to match the great performances he had for the North London club and although he added a second Premier League title to his trophy cabinet in 2012 with Manchester City, his time in Anfield yielded no additional silverware.
Given Celtic’s dominance in the Scottish League, an opportunity to win one last league winners’ medal could be the reason for his move.