Family ties can help Celtic pull off one of the biggest transfer coups in their history
Manchester City legend Yaya Toure recently left the English champions after a hugely successful eight years at the club.
The 35-year-old won three league titles in that time, and will surely go down in history as one of City’s greatest ever players.
He has no intention of retiring though, and West Ham are, as reported by the Daily Mail, ‘in talks’ with the Ivorian midfielder.
However, unlikely as it may seem, Celtic should consider making a shock swoop for Toure – all thanks to some family ties.
Toure’s brother, Kolo Toure, retired last season after a glittering career and now works as a technical assistant to Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers.
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Rodgers should encourage Toure to have a word with his brother about spending the end of his career with the Hoops, leading them to the promised land of the Champions League.
Surely that would be a more intriguing prospect than a tedious midtable battle with West Ham?
The biggest sticking point would undeniably be the wages that Toure is on, as the aforementioned Daily Mail report claims that he is on £220,000 a week.
Naturally the Hoops couldn’t pay that, but it seems unlikely that West Ham will pay that amount too.
Signing Toure, even at the advanced stage of his career, would be one of the biggest transfer coups the Hoops have pulled off in years.
It might not happen, but you never know unless you try, and the Hoops should certainly try to sign this great player.
In other Celtic news, Davie Hay thinks a key player will remain with the Hoops next season