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Celtic: Boli Bolingoli set to return from FC Ufa

Celtic loanee Boli Bolingoli looks set to return to Parkhead in the coming days.

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That’s according to a report by The Celtic Way, who claim that, following the news that FIFA will allow foreign players can suspend and/or cancel their contracts with Russian Premier League sides, the left-back could be set to make a return to Glasgow from FC Ufa in the very near future.

The 26-year-old had agreed a temporary move to the relegation-threatened Russian club towards the end of February, however, considering the horrendous situation currently ongoing in Eastern Europe, the Belgian defender will more than likely be returning to Celtic after just two weeks of his loan spell.

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Postecoglou will be gutted

While it goes without saying that the safety of footballers is and always will be the priority in circumstances such as these, the fact that Celtic had been trying to get Bolingoli off of their books for over a year, only for the player to make a return to the club a little over a fortnight after finally agreeing a move away, is sure to have left Postecoglou gutted.

Indeed, it is clear that the £1.35m-rated left-back does not feature in the 56-year-old’s first-team plans, having made just two appearances under the Greek-Australian manager this season, as well as being completely left out of all but one other of Postecoglou’s Premiership matchday squads this term.

Furthermore, Neil Lennon also expelled the defender from his squad after Bolingoli was found to have broken lockdown restrictions back in 2020, with the former Celtic boss labelling the £15k-per-week man a “rogue.”

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As such, considering just how badly things have gone for Bolingoli since his £3m move to Celtic back in 2019, not only will the player’s impending return to Glasgow be a source of frustration for Postecoglou, but it will also be for the Belgian himself – as it is certain the defender would have greatly appreciated the opportunity to kickstart his career again after a nightmare stint at Parkhead.

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