Edinburgh - Carlton Cole's transfer to Celtic is now in the
bag and the former West Ham man has revealed that the passionate fans convinced
him to join the club amid interest from other British teams.
The agreement between the ex-England international and
Celtic is designed for 20 months, meaning he will remain on the books of the
Scottish Premier League champions until June 30, 2017.
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''Being a Celt is not about the money, it’s about wearing the
shirt with pride. It was the same at West Ham, if you put on that shirt and
wore it with pride, the fans would take to you,'' said Cole to Celtic's
''I had a good rapport with the fans and that’s what I’m
here for, as I can see the same sort of thing at Celtic.
''As soon as I came here everyone was explaining to me, even
the taxi drivers, how much the club means to them, that’s what I wanted to hear
and I want to hopefully be a hero to them.''
The 32-year-old started his career with Chelsea and had loan
spells with Wolves, Charlton Athletic and Aston Villa.
For the remainder of the 2015 - 2016 campaign, Cole will be
sporting the number 24 top.For
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