Celtic: Fans slam Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo

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Fans of Celtic have taken to Twitter to criticise Boli Bolingoli-Mbombo’s performance in a recent pre-season friendly against Lyon.

The Hoops are currently on a pre-season tour of France, having already played Nice and Lyon, with Paris Saint-Germain up next for the club.

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Starting with an easy one- apart from Paris Saint-Germain, which other French club did Edouard play for?

And, following the club’s most recent fixture against Lyon, in which the club suffered a 2-1 defeat, fans of the club took to Twitter to criticise the performance of left-back Bolingoli.

Since joining Celtic from Rapid Vienna in what was a £3.01 million deal last summer, Bolingoli has gone on to make 28 appearances for the Hoops, providing four assists.

Four of these appearances came during Celtic’s Europa League campaign, in which the left-back, who is now valued at £2.16 million (as per Transfermarkt), averaged 3.3 tackles, 1.5 interceptions, 1.0 key pass and 0.8 shots per game, as well as an average WhoScored match rating of 6.87.

This rating is enough to rank the defender as Celtic’s 10th-best performer in the competition, which, although it is not breathtaking form, is not exactly disastrous, either.

However, it would appear that Celtic fans are less than pleased with Bolingoli after his most recent performance for the side.

With Celtic going for their 10th Scottish Premiership title in a row next season, it would certainly appear as if many of the fans feel like the club needs to recruit a new left-back this summer in order to give them the best chance to achieve this historic feat.

Is Taylor better than Bolingoli?

Bolingoli is better

Bolingoli is better

Taylor is miles better

Taylor is miles better

And, with Neil Lennon seemingly unsure as to whether Bolingoli or Greg Taylor is the best fit for Celtic – with both featuring in 14 Scottish Premiership games this season – it could be a wise move for the Northern Irishman to invest in a new player in the position who can go on to make the spot his own.

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