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SportYoussouf Mulumbu hoping for Celtic stay

11:07  11 february  2019
11:07  11 february  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Youssouf Mulumbu wanted by Derby and Kilmarnock

Youssouf Mulumbu wanted by Derby and Kilmarnock Frank Lampard’s Derby County are interested in a deadline day swoop to sign Youssouf Mulumbu. According to the Express, as cited on the Daily Record, both Derby and Kilmarnock are considering moves for the player. Mulumbu has failed to break into Brendan Rodgers’ plans this season after joining the club during the previous summer transfer window. After impressing in Scotland last season, Celtic moved quickly to secure his signature, with Rodgers looking to add experience to his squad.

Youssouf Mulumbu (born 25 January 1987) is a Congolese professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Kilmarnock. Born in Kinshasa, Zaire, Mulumbu joined Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in 2004.

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Youssouf Mulumbu says he still hopes to have a future at Celtic, despite being loaned out to Kilmarnock.

The midfielder made the switch to the Hoops’ Premiership rivals last month, joining until the end of the season.

First-team opportunities were struggling to come Mulumbu’s way, not helped by the meteoric rise of Ryan Christie in the middle of the park.

It is unknown whether the 32-year-old has a future at Parkhead but he is still holding out hope.

Mulumbu told the Scotsman that his relationship with Brendan Rodgers is healthy and he looks forward to proving himself in the summer:

Mulumbu departs for Kilmarnock on loan

Mulumbu departs for Kilmarnock on loan Celtic midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu has rejoined Kilmarnock on loan for the remainder of the season, reports The Scotsman. The 32-year-old spent time at Kilmarnock last season, where he became popular amongst the supporters and made 20 appearances. He only joined Celtic last summer but has been left frustrated with the lack of first team opportunities at Parkhead, with this move proving timely. With just three appearances under his belt so far under Brendan Rogers this season, Mulumbu was keen to depart and get regular playing time, which Scottish Premiership contenders Kilmarnock could offer.

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“I spoke with the manager at Celtic and he said that, if I could get some games by being on loan, he’d let me go.”

“We are on good terms and I came to Kilmarnock with confidence and a little bit of disappointment, so I need to show I’m a good player and that’s what I intend to do.”

“It’s a great club and my team-mates were amazing with me. I’m here for six months to help Kilmarnock and if I do everything right and if we achieve something very good, I know I’ll be back at Celtic in the summer and everything can change from there.”

“In my head, it’s not over at Celtic. If you speak with Brendan and the lads, they know I want to go back and do great things for them.”

Mulumbu was named Man of the Match in Kilmarnock’s 0-0 draw with Rangers at the weekend, as his career at his new temporary club got off to a strong start.

Whether or not he is retained by Celtic after the summer remains to be seen, but an impressive stint at Killie would certainly do no harm to his chances.

Celtic sign Toljan and Shved on deadline day.
Scottish champions Celtic completed a double swoop on deadline day, bringing in Jeremy Toljan and Maryan Shved.

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