Kilmarnock midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu says he is flattered by the speculation that has linked him with moves to Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen and Hibs in recent days.
The Republic of Congo international has had a good campaign for Killie, and the Daily Mail reported at the weekend that four Premiership clubs were keeping an eye on the 31 year old. Speaking out on the rumours, the former West Brom player had this to say:
“I’m not going to lie to you, it’s an honour to have my name linked with those teams but I don’t even know if it’s rumours or if it’s true. I’m proud of that. I don’t know if it’s true or not but I’m proud. I know that when you have some good games against the best teams in the league, Celtic or Rangers, people are going to start talking and saying ‘he’s going to go there.’ But the best thing for me is to focus on Kilmarnock.”
The central midfielder certainly has had a decent season, and even scored the winning goal against us back in February, but it would be stretching things to say he is deserving of a move to Celtic Park.
We have a number of quality players in the middle of the park, and I can’t see him being anything other than a squad player if he did make the switch. He was let go by English Championship mid table side Norwich in the summer, and while he does have a good deal of experience in the Premier League, he seems to be past his prime.