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Congo DR international Youssouf Mulumbu completes Celtic move

The midfielder has joined The Hoops on a two-year deal after being released by Kilmarnock in June.

Congo DR international Youssouf Mulumbu completes Celtic move

Celtic have completed the signing of Congo DR international Youssouf Mulumbu, the Scottish champions announced on Friday.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who left Kilmarnock this summer after a stunning season, signed a two-year contract that will keep him with the Hoops until 2020.

According to a report by The Scottish Sun, Swansea, who are playing in the Championship after being relegated from Premier League last season, were also interested in the midfielder.

Mulumbu: “It’s a great feeling”

In an interview with Celtic’s official website, the Congolese said that “it’s a great feeling” to join the Scottish giants.

“This is a big opportunity for me and I just want to show the club that they made a good choice with me and that I can improve the group and help us win the title,” he said.

When the gaffer called me I never hesitated. I was at the stadium yesterday and I saw the atmosphere, the fans and the support. This is a different world from Kilmarnock, West Brom and Norwich.”

Mulumbu started his career with Paris Saint-Germain in 2004. He moved to West Bromwich Albion for an initial loan spell in January 2009 before he was signed on a permanent basis six months after.

In 2015 he left the Baggies on a free transfer to Norwich City. He was released from the Canaries following the expiration of his two-year contract.

Last November, the midfielder joined Kilmarnock till the end of the 2017-18 season. He featured in 18 games and scored once as the East Ayrshire side finished fifth.

A former member of the France under-20 and under-21 teams, Mulumbu has been capped 36 times by the Congo DR national team.


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