Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli looks set to leave Parkhead in the summer transfer window.
That’s according to a report by The Scottish Sun, who claim that, with Ange Postecoglou targeting the signing of a new left-back ahead of Celtic’s 2022/23 campaign, the 26-year-old is set to be jettisoned by the Greek-Australian coach come the end of the season.
A report by the same publication earlier this month revealed that, following the termination of his loan deal with Russian side FC Ufa, the former Belgium youth international had not rejoined the 56-year-old’s first-team squad at Lennoxtown, and was instead training by himself in his native country.
Considering the complete disaster Bolingoli’s £3m signing has proven to be for Celtic, it would appear an extremely wise move for Postecoglou to do everything in his power to move the left-back on this summer – even if it means paying the defender off for the remainder of his current contract at Parkhead, which is set to expire in May of 2023.
Indeed, despite having spent the best part of three years as a Celtic player, the £1.35m-rated Belgian has featured in a total of just 31 fixtures for the Hoops, having only made two appearances following the arrival of the Bhoys’ current manager.
And, when taking into account the fact that the former Rapid Vienna full-back is reported to be earning a substantial £15.5k-per-week at Celtic Park – more than the likes of Reo Hatate, Liel Abada and Tom Rogic – it is clear for all to see that the annual £750k salary of the player who Michael Stewart dubbed “disgraceful” could be put to much better use by Postecoglou in the upcoming transfer market.
As such, it would indeed appear as if the club must do everything they possibly can to rid themselves of Bolingoli this summer, something which, following the latest reports, it appears as if the 56-year-old Bhoys boss is preparing to do – something that will undoubtedly come as music to the ears of the Parkhead faithful.