The Scottish champions have signed former England international Carlton Cole on a free transfer until 2017 following his release from West Ham in the summer, it has been confirmed.
Cole has been training with Celtic during a trial period lasting several weeks and it was announced on Thursday afternoon that the 32-year-old striker would join the Bhoys.
Always a favorite among fans for his style of play and determination on the pitch, especially among West Ham fans who have been chatting about Cole today and reminiscing about the big man’s achievements during two spells at Upton Park.
He scored in the Championship play-off final in 2012 which helped The Hammers return to the Premier League after a year’s absence. It was one of 68 goals he scored for West Ham in 293 appearances and he earned seven England caps whilst with the club.
Cole joined a Celtic who are top of the Scottish Premier League by two points ahead of Aberdeen and he will add support to main striker Leigh Griffiths who has scored 15 goals in all competitions so far this season.
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