Some Celtic fans react to links with Mbaye Niang
Some Celtic fans have reacted to links with Rennes ace Mbaye Niang.
According to Foot Mercato, the Senegalese striker is a target for the Glasgow giants. However, the Bhoys will be competing with Nottingham Forest and Anderlecht, who are also keen on the France-born player.
Niang has endured a tough time following his exit from AC Milan. He has bounced from club to club and spent the second half of last season on loan with Al-Ahli in Saudi Arabia. The centre-forward scored just once last term, for Rennes in Ligue 1.
Niang’s form not what it was
Niang has lost his ways in recent years amid links with a move to Celtic.
The forward first burst onto the scene at the start of the 2010s and immediately made a move to the San Siro.
However, the shoes were far too big for the player to fill at the time and he quickly exited.
Since his failure in Italy, Niang has been and gone from England, struggling during a loan spell with Watford.
For a striker, he isn’t the most potent of players, scoring just 63 times in 288 games across all competitions.
The 26-year-old would be an underwhelming replacement for Odsonne Edouard should the Frenchman leave Celtic this summer.
Here is how some Bhoys fans reacted to the latest claims…
Take him aw day👍🏻📝🍀 https://t.co/euR0DSKVKM— TheHoops🍀🏴🇮🇹 (@67_Celtic_1888) July 28, 2021
Know something would definitely take him a big powerful striker is something we've missed for how many years https://t.co/CwyMrb9nCK— Liam McKechnie 45%* (@maleymck88) July 28, 2021
Would be very good signing if could get consistency from him , still very young at 26 ⚽️⚽️— Daniel Oliphant (@DanielOliphant7) July 28, 2021
Can only see that happening if/when edouard leaves— Celtic News Donegal (@news_donegal) July 28, 2021
@NCCeltic— E-Tims (@ETimsNet) July 27, 2021
Sounds like a Bay City Roller chant waiting to happen
Not being negative but he's not the answer, not good enough imo, either is Buta he is very much a Bolingoli type player ..at this point I would would look closer to home so we know what we are getting.. or if these guys come in backed up with a Shawn Rooney and a Nisbet.— Rab Abada (@bigrab1967) July 28, 2021