Celtic: Pundit makes claim on Bayo

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Pundit Tam McManus has recently made a claim about the situation of Vakoun Bayo and his future at Parkhead.

McManus was recently a guest on the latest episode of PLZ Soccer’s The Football Show. The panel discussed many issues surrounding Scottish football and the weekend’s Premiership results. One thing that McManus talked about was Celtic’s stance on transfers and the situation of Bayo at Parkhead.

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Starting with an easy one - which club did Celtic sign Moussa Dembele from?

Bayo has been linked with a move to St. Mirren in recent days and it was said that they want to sign him on a loan deal. Jim Goodwin had tried to sign the striker in January as well.

When talking about Bayo and what the future might hold for him, McManus said: “I think Bayo will be out the door. There’s obviously rumours that St. Mirren are interested in getting him on loan. Don’t think he’s good enough for Celtic. I think he’ll be away on loan.”

Is Bayo good enough for Celtic?

No, he's not good enough

No, he's not good enough

Yes, he can be a back-up

Yes, he can be a back-up

McManus clearly seems to believe that Bayo isn’t good enough for a club like Celtic and is confident that he will be loaned out by the Hoops in the summer transfer window, but he doesn’t directly say that St. Mirren will be the club to sign him.

TIF Thoughts…

Bayo had arrived at Parkhead from Slovakian club Dunajska Streda in January of 2019 for a fee of £2.01 million. Since joining the Glasgow club, the striker has made only 17 appearances in all competitions for the Hoops and has contributed to a total of three goals only (as per Transfermarkt).

The fact that the Ivory Coast man played only 206 minutes of Premiership football last season says a lot about where he lies in the pecking order. He is only 23 and he would need some regular first-team football to develop as a player. With Celtic being linked with a move for Ivan Toney and Albian Ajeti, another striker coming in could lead to Bayo falling further down in the pecking order. So leaving Celtic would be a wise idea.

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