Some Celtic fans have been split about Neil Lennon’s comments on summer signing and left-back Boli Bolingoli.
Hoops boss Lennon was talking in a press conference recently and he was asked about Bolingoli. He revealed that the left-back will be ‘back in contention’ for the club’s Premiership game against Motherwell. He also went on to say that another summer signing in Greg Taylor is ‘first in line’ to play against the opponents on Wednesday.
Is Bolingoli better than Taylor?
He surely is
Taylor is much better
When the Hoops’ Twitter account posted these comments, many Celtic fans discussed Bolingoli’s situation. While some were happy with Lennon’s words, others felt that Bolingoli just isn’t good enough.
makes perfect sense !….
— bryan wilson (@bryanwi30650694) February 4, 2020
‘Bit of time out’ is a euphemism for ‘dropped’. The guy is honkin and should be third-choice LB.
— Mick (@kayeyeensee) February 4, 2020
Best option we have for a left wingback
— PaulDonachie (@paul_donachie) February 4, 2020
This is good news
— Richard Murphy (@RichardMurphy80) February 4, 2020
Excuse me pic.twitter.com/kSLsZvL2ws
— Liam Campbell (@campbell_liam_) February 4, 2020
Good news about Boli might no be everyone favourite but his health physical and mental are both very important
— machan alan (@alanokane1) February 4, 2020
So far this season, the left-back has made 27 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops. 14 of them have come in the Premiership, where the player has got two assists to his name. He has also played four times in the Europa League, recording one assist.
Bolingoli’s last start for the club came in the 2-1 loss to Rangers at the end of the calendar year. Since then, he hasn’t even been in the squad. Taylor, meanwhile, has started the last two games and also has one assist to his name.
What do we think?
Why Bolingoli, who is valued at £3.15 million (as per Transfermarkt), wasn’t in the squad in the last few weeks is something only Lennon will know. But that period out could hopefully help him stake a claim for a first-team berth as a spell out has clearly led to Taylor getting some game time.