CELTIC will sign Congolese international midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu on a two-year deal – if he passes a medical later today.

The 31-year-old Zaire-born engine-room enforcer is likely to be the start of a spree between now and 12 o’clock tomorrow night.

Mulumbu, who started his career at Paris Saint-Germain, played against the Hoops last season and scored the only goal of the game in a shock defeat at Rugby Park in February.

Stevie Clarke signed the hard-working Mulumbu as a free agent last November and hoped to keep the player at the end of his short-term contract in July, but the player decided to look elsewhere.

The Killie gaffer and the player had originally worked together at West Brom in the Premier League.

French giants Bordeaux and Championship outfit Swansea City were among several clubs monitoring Mulumbu who also spent two years at Norwich City in 2015/17.

The tough-tackling performer certainly caught the attention of Brendan Rodgers in his side’s loss in Ayrshire and was involved in several gritty tussles with skipper Scott Brown and even squared up to Moussa Dembele at one stage.

The pair are unlikely to be reunited at Parkhead with the Frenchman heading for Lyon.

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