Former Kilmarnock and Celtic midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is doing well during a training period in the English Championship.

The battler has been a free agent since the summer. His contract was terminated at Celtic following an unsuccessful stint at Parkhead with the champions.

Youssouf Mulumbu  endured his Celtic spell going wayward. (Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

He’s also had two good spells with Killie, the latter of which was on loan from Celtic. Recently he’s been training with Birmingham City and manager Pep Clotet says he’s been impressed with the midfielder in training.

“He is training with us and showing a good physical level,” Clotet told Birmingham Live. “He is very good around the players and he asked me if he could keep training with us and he is training with us until a decision is made.


“That decision is two way, not only for us but for him as well I understand a player on his level might consider and check things as well.”

A handy option

On his day, Mulumbu is a classy player, too good to be sitting in cold storage for months like he has been. With the recent suspension of major sporting events across the world, his wait to join a team could be put on further hold.

Tenacious battler. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He hasn’t joined Birmingham yet but it will be good for him to be around a first-team squad again. A deal for Mulumbu to return to Kilmarnock for a third spell almost materialised in January but it didn’t come to fruition.

During his time in Scotland, Mulumbu made three appearances for Celtic and played 32 games for Killie.

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