Kolo Toure has vowed to do whatever he can to help compatriot Kouassi Eboue settle at Celtic.
The Ivory Coast teenager became Brendan Rodgers’ first signing of the January transfer window last week and fellow defender Toure says it’s important that he gets a good welcome to help him settle a the club.
Toure has been at Celtic since the summer and he insists there are plenty willing to help the youngster within the Hoops squad.
“I told him I’ll try to help him settle in. When you come here you need to be guided by people and I’m not the only one.
Moussa Dembele and Dedryck Boyata are doing that as well. We’ll try to welcome him so he can express himself for the club,” he said.
Toure has found himself on the Celtic subs’ bench in recent times and the 35-year-old has been offered a player/coach role at the Scottish club by Rodgers.
The ex-Arsenal and Liverpool defender admits he hasn’t seen a lot of Eboue in action but he believes the 18-year-old has the attributes to succeed in the game.
“I haven’t seen anything of him but I know what he’s gone to the national team,” he the Celtic View.
“I’m looking forward to training with him so I can see what he’s capable of.
“From what I’ve heard he seems to be a really good player, and when I talk to him I can see he’s a young player who wants to be one of the best and he’s hungry. I like that.”