Kolo Toure is a “big brother” to Celtic star Moussa Dembele

Kolo Toure is a “big brother” to Celtic star Moussa Dembele
Kolo Toure

by Graeme Jackson

Tuesday Oct 18, 2016. 12:00

Ivory Coast defender Kolo Toure has played the role of “big brother” for talented striker Moussa Dembele, helping the youngster adapt to life at Glasgow Celtic.

Dembele and Toure both joined the Scottish giants in the European summer – the former from Fulham and the latter from Liverpool.

While the Ivory Coast defender has made a good impression, Dembele is the player who has really caught the eye under manager Brendan Rodgers.

The 20-year-old Frenchman notably scored a hat-trick in Celtic’s 5-1 win over Rangers and put in a powerful performance in a 3-3 draw with Manchester City in the Champions League.

Dembele has credited Toure will be playing a key role in helping him settle into life at Parkhead.

"Kolo [is who I get on best with]", Dembele said in a Twitter Q&A. "He's been like a big brother for me since joining."

The former Paris Saint-Germain player also had warm words for the welcome he has received in his new adopted city.

"The people of Glasgow are very friendly,” he added.

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