Celtic announce signing of midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on two-year deal

Youssouf Mulumbu in the stands at Celtic's Europa League qualifier last night (SNS Group)

CELTIC have signed Youssouf Mulumbu on a two-year deal.

The 31-year-old had impressed during his spell with Kilmarnock last season, and had Premier League experience from spells at West Brom and Norwich City.

Speaking to the club’s website, the Congolese midfielder said: “My immediate focus is to stay fit and ready and be 100 per cent ready.

“Iโ€™ve played at Celtic Park as the opposition and itโ€™s a special place to play, so Iโ€™m looking forward to being part of the team and playing there.”

The signing comes as the Hoops await today’s draw to find out who they’ll face in the Europa League group stages having seen off Lithuanian side Suduva.

Defender Filip Benkovic is also expected to join Brendan Rodgers’ side on loan from Leicester.

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