New Celtic midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu ready to prove his worth


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New Celtic midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu wants to become a big name at the club following his move from fellow Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.

The 31-year-old made his name in the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion, where he made 191 appearances in six years.

A spell at Norwich soon followed before a move north of the border in 2017. He made 18 appearances for Kilmarnock and his displays caught the eye of Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international admits there is plenty of competition within the Celtic squad but he is determined to help them compete on all fronts this season.

The Hoops will be looking to win the Europa League and Mulumbu insists he is ready to impress.

He told The Scotsman: “Big names happen when you play well. I can be a big name in a few months if I score against Rangers and play some good games.

It’s all about your performances. I know there is pressure on the team and club, but I’m ready for that.

“I’ve got experience and ability to play. I’m ready and excited to be in the squad.

I can say I’m lucky to be here. But at the same time, my performances brought me. So it wasn’t really a gamble because I knew something big was going to happen for me. Now I just have to show why I am a Celtic player.

“There are a couple of positions I can play. It depends on where the manager wants to play me. Does he want to play 4-4-2 or 4-3-3? I can adapt, with my experience. So when the gaffer calls, I’ll be ready.”

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