Record Sport has run with a story today which has come from Gazzetta.gr claiming Brendan Rodgers is now contemplating using Kolo Toure as a go-between to convince the midfielder to go to Celtic for the second half of the campaign.
Yaya is a free agent after coming to terms with his release from Olympiacos last month and is looking for a new challenge. The former Barcelona and Manchester City man is not looking to hang up his boots just yet, and if Brendan Rodgers was genuinely interested, then he certainly has a jump on other clubs having Kolo in his backroom staff.
However, it’s all just a little too convenient. While Celtic’s transfer policy seems to hint towards a more significant role of Kolo in recruitment, to go from that to suggesting he could broker a deal to see his brother make a sensational move to Scotland is jumping the gun.
While Celtic fans would welcome someone of his calibre, especially for the Europa League tie against Valencia – there’s no way Celtic would break their wage structure to land the player.
Too many ifs, and buts.