Champions’ League group stage hopefuls Celtic have added a defender to their already massive squad ahead of the coming season – Steven Mouyokolo the French central defender comes in to fill the gap left by Thomas Rogne’s departure to Championship side Wigan earlier in the window.
The 26 year old joins after he impressed the management team on the recent pre-season tour of Germany, the former Wolverhampton Wanderers stopper hasn’t featured in a game in over a year, which was with Sochaux as he injured his cruciate ligament in his left knee. Signing a one year deal will provide a fresh start for him; he could also feature in the Champions League Qualifier tomorrow against Cliftonville at Solitude.
Meanwhile in North Lanarkshire, Motherwell have added Scotland International and ex-Celtic captain Stephen McManus to their defensive ranks. The dominant centre half will bring a wealth of experience and leadership as Stuart McCall looks to rebuild his side. McManus gave an interview to Motherwell TV stating: “I am really glad to get it done and dusted,” McManus told Motherwell TV. “There was a fair bit of interest from the manager (Stuart McCall) early on so I am pleased it has now finally been finalised.
“From the minute I came in the door for the first time, there was a real family atmosphere and that is what drew me to the club. I always had an idea then that I was going to come here; even though it was a hard decision given other clubs were interested.”
McManus has penned a one year contract at Motherwell. McCall is also looking to tie up a deal this week that would bring James McFadden back to the club for a 3rd spell.
Derek McInnes has added another new face to his revamped Aberdeen squad this time adding experienced 34 year old goalkeeper Nicky Weaver on a six-month deal, Weaver who has previous experience of Scottish football having spent time with Dundee Utd, will add good competition for Dons number one Jamie Langfield.
McInnes is delighted to have Weaver put pen-to-paper. “I’m delighted to get Nicky on board,” he told Aberdeen’s official website.
“To get such an experienced and talented goalkeeper is important and to get him during the pre-season stage is great for him in terms of being able to integrate with the boys.
“We had a few avenues and other options but we feel with the signing of Nicky we’ve recruited well and Nicky’s eagerness and willingness to come here was pivotal.”
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