Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke recently made the revelation that he doubts that he will be able to keep Youssouf Mulumbu at the Rugby Park side beyond the rest of the season.

The 31-year-old has been a key man in the great run Kilmarnock are on, but Clarke revealed, as reported by the Daily Record, that the Congolese midfielder is set to leave the club at the end of the season.

There may well be a call from Celtic fans to sign Mulumbu at the end of the season, after all, he was the man of the match and scored the game’s only goal when Killie defeated the Bhoys 1-0 at Rugby Park in February.

However, it is highly unlikely that despite the player’s qualities, Brendan Rodgers will sanction a move for Mulumbu.

The Hoops have far too many players in central midfield as it is for a start, with the likes of Callum McGregor, Scott Brown, Tom Rogic, Olivier Ntcham, Stuart Armstrong and Eboue Kouassi all playing there at one time or another.

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Rodgers will surely also want to develop the careers of Kouassi and Ntcham rather than rely on a player on the wrong side of 30.

Whilst Mulumbu would be a good player to have in the squad and a solid signing, there is no guarantee of him earning a starting place in the Hoops line-up and it seems like any move for Mulumbu would be a non-starter.

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