‘I’ve asked about it’: Athletic Journalist shares what Celtic sources have told him about Bolingoli, ahead of January
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'I've asked about it': Athletic Journalist shares what Celtic sources have told him about Bolingoli, ahead of January

Athletic journalist Kieran Devlin has shared in a Q&A session what Celtic sources have told him about Boli Bolingoli, ahead of the January window.

Bolingoli, 26, has been on the sidelines at Celtic ever since he chose to fly to Spain during strict rules during the early stages of Covid-19 and lockdown.

The decision, which saw Chris Sutton brand him an “idiot”, has since seen the defender loaned to Istanbul Basaksehir for the entire 2020-21 season.

Now, back at Celtic, the left-back still has 18 months left on his contract. Ange Postecoglou has used him twice, against Motherwell and Livingston.

Asked about the £3million signing (Sun), Athletic journalist Devlin shared what Celtic sources have told him about Bolingoli ahead of January.

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“Genuinely not sure. Both starts had come out of the blue completely for the sources I’ve asked about it,” Devlin said.

“Given he has returned to exile though, I’d be surprised if he wasn’t intended to being moved on in the January window.”

Devlin on Bolingoli: Can Celtic manage to offload him in January?

The issue Celtic might have, is that they paid a hefty chunk of cash to bring Bolingoli to Parkhead. They will not want to make a loss of £3million.

If Celtic were to receive offers of around £1.5million, half of what they paid, then you would expect Celtic to sanction a move. But will anyone pay that?

In the last two seasons, Bolingoli has only played 21 times at professional level. That lack of game time will not have any clubs interested.

It depends if Celtic can bring in enough cash for the defender, and if they can generate the interest required in him next month.

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