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Lively Celtic new boy Bolingoli has the tools to become a Parkhead cult hero

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Lively Celtic new boy Bolingoli has the tools to become a Parkhead cult hero

New Celtic signing Boli Bolingoli appears to be settling in at Parkhead.

The defender made his debut against FK Sarajevo last week following his £3 million move from Rapid Vienna (BBC Sport), and featured in last night’s return leg against the Bosnian outfit.

The ace put in a lively display during the 2-1 win, and was excellent in an attacking sense.

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After the game though, manager Neil Lennon, although content with Bolingoli, admitted he might need reining in a little bit.

He said (Daily Record): “That’s something we’ll have to temper a little bit but you can see he can play left-back and left-wing.


“Ideally we want him to just play left-back and support the strikers when he can and be a good defender but that will all come as we go on.”

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Bolingoli was at fault for Sarajevo’s equaliser on the night, but ultimately it didn’t count for anything.

Despite his gaffe, the Belgian full-back was largely praised on social media after the game by fans.

TBR’s view

Arguably, Bolingoli is already showing the potential to become a cult hero at Celtic.

The Parkhead faithful love an individual with character; someone who can thrill.

The position of left-back is never the most glamorous, but lively Bolingoli could well become a fans’ favourite with his marauding runs forward.

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Of course, if Kieran Tierney stays at the club beyond the summer, it may take some time to forge such a reputation, but the early signs are there.

Bolingoli’s defensive attributes could well improve, but even if they don’t much, he looks likely to become a popular figure at the football club.

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