By Will Butcher
Celtic fans reacted in buoyant mood on Twitter after Celtic confirmed the signing of Premier League stalwart Kolo Toure.
The Ivorian defender has signed a one-year deal at Celtic Park on a free, after his contract ran out at Anfield.
Toure, who was an integral part of Arsenal’s ‘invincibles’ team, could spark the end of the Hoops hunt for a centre-back, which has also seen manager Brendan Rodgers linked with Shane Duffy and Paddy McNair.
— Celtic Football Club (@celticfc) July 24, 2016
Celtic confirmed the signing of Toure on Sunday, as Northern Ireland manager Rodgers completed the signing of the former Liverpool centre-back for the second time.
The 35-year-old is expected to go straight into the Celtic first-team, with the former Swansea manager opting for a three-man defence so far in his short tenure as the Hoops manager.
The Scottish champions fanbase reacted in delight as Toure was announced, with many making reference to the famous tune that he and his brother Yaya Toure are known for.
— Chris McEwan (@Realchrismcewan) July 24, 2016
Kolo Toure is a good signing, brings some much needed experience to our defence. #Celtic
— John McNeil (@JohnMcNeil15) July 24, 2016
Not bad kolo toure on a free #celtic
— Stewart Torrance (@Torranc1Stewart) July 24, 2016
Kolo Kolo Kolo Kolo Kolo Toure #Celtic
— Kirsty (@Kirsty_Roarty) July 24, 2016
?"Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo, Kolo Toure"?
— Alkalde (@jmuriedas) July 24, 2016
— Jamie Stewart (@js_stewart03) July 24, 2016
Been walking around the house singing the Koule Toure song since it's been announced, driving the kids mental!!! #Celtic
— #the45 MacLean (@SaintJohnMac) July 24, 2016
"Wait… Where is Scotland??"
— FantasyPremierLeague (@FantasyYIRMA) July 24, 2016
Toure becomes Celtic’s third signing as Rodgers has also brought in youngsters Moussa Dembele from Fulham and Kristoffer Ajer from Norwegian side IK Start.
Rodgers continues to be linked with more new recruits, with Aston Villa’s Scott Sinclair still high on the list.
In other Celtic news, this is how the Hoops could line-up next season.