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.
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.
BOLINGOLI proving once again, Boy has not got 1 defensive bone in his body
— Steff morrow (@rsmorrow1964) July 18, 2020
Who thought spending 3m on Bolingoli was a good idea
— Ross (@ross_moran2) July 18, 2020
Bolingoli is an awful full back. Unable to play in a 4 at the back
— Leem (@liamcsc) July 18, 2020
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.
Bolingoli is so bad man ? hope we get a left back in asap
— callum (@callummitchell7) July 18, 2020
— Graeme McLaren (@biggbo100) July 18, 2020
Bolingoli is undoubtedly one of the worst left backs we’ve ever had
— Michael_B (@TenMenWonTheLea) July 18, 2020
We desperately need another left back, Bolingoli is rotten.
— Alan Rafferty (@AlanRaff81) July 18, 2020
Yes. Bolingoli is one of the worst players I’ve seen in a Celtic shirt and guarantees mistakes throughout a match. Leaves himself exposed all the time. Must cut our losses with him.
— FitbaObserver (@FitbaO) July 18, 2020
I want Forrest and Bolingoli out my club
— Ciaran (@EnemaMutt) July 18, 2020
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
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.