Cole checks out Celtic ahead of possible deal

Date published: Monday 21st September 2015 3:15 - Ian Watson

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Former West Ham striker Carlton Cole will train with Celtic this week with a view to signing for the Parkhead club.

The 31-year-old striker, a free agent after being released by the Hammers, was in Glasgow to see the Hoops thrash Dundee 6-0 in a one-sided Premiership clash.

Boss Ronny Deila, who celebrates his 40th birthday on Monday, “was very happy about the performance” and explained the situation with Cole, who has seven England caps.

He said: “He was here to look at the game, to get to know us and see the city and club.

“We will have talks with him and see him in training as well, this week I think, and we will see if it is something that will happen or not.

“It is not (a trial), he has been in London his whole life, so he has to see what he is coming to and then we will see if it is something that he likes and we like as well.

“I think he is very good football player and he shown in the Premier League and also the Championship that he can score goals and he is different to what we have.

“He is a target man, very good in the air and strong and that is something that, if everything fits, could be good for us.”

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