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  • Youssouf Mulumbu signs for Celtic on a two-year deal

    Youssouf Mulumbu signs for Celtic on a two-year deal

    By: Paul Cuddihy on 31 Aug, 2018 10:51

  • YOUSSOUF Mulumbu has signed for Celtic on a two-year deal, and the midfielder is delighted to have made the move to the Scottish champions.

    The Congolese midfielder spent last season at Kilmarnock, scoring his first goal for the club in a 1-0 win over Celtic in February, having previously enjoyed spells down south with West Brom and Norwich City.

    And having put pen to paper on the deal, the 31-year-old can’t wait to start training with his new team-mates.

    Speaking to the official Celtic website, he said: “I walked on to the pitch when I signed and it felt amazing. These are the reasons we play football.

    “My immediate focus is to stay fit and ready and be 100 per cent ready. I’ve played at Celtic Park as the opposition and it’s a special place to play, so I’m looking forward to being part of the team and playing there.

    “I cannot describe how amazing this day is for me, but it’s one step to the other. I have signed but now I must work hard to play.

    “The first goal for me is to show to the manager that I’m ready. Anytime he needs me I will respond on the pitch. I know the game and what is expected of me so I’m going to be ready when the gaffer needs me.

    “This is what you work for as a footballer. To play in a big team like Celtic is just amazing. I always work very hard and I want to help the young lads here. We have so much to achieve. We need to do well in the Europa League, retain all the domestic trophies and continue winning the Glasgow derbies. It’s amazing to be part of that.”

    More from Celtic’s new signing, Youssouf Mulumbu, to follow on the official Celtic website.

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