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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.