Celtic made no mistake when it got here to reclaiming the Premiership title in Ange Postecoglou’s debut season accountable for the Hoops.
The Bhoys received 29, drew six and misplaced simply three of their 38 league matches, ending the marketing campaign 4 level forward of their Glasgow arch-rivals.
Nonetheless, one man in Postecoglou’s squad who didn’t play a lot of an element in Celtic’s title cost was left-back Boli Bolingoli.
With simply two league appearances to his identify in 2021/22 (in September and October), the Belgian solely featured in a league matchday squad on one different event.
Now that the summer season switch window is on the horizon, it appears as if the Hoops have recognized one potential switch they might make which might push the 26-year-old outcast out of the membership for good.
What’s the information?
In keeping with a latest report from the Day by day Mail (through Daily Record), Celtic are exploring the choice of signing Velez Sarsfield left-back Francisco Ortega.
A product of the Argentina membership’s youth system, the defender has gone on to make 97 appearances for the membership throughout all competitions. In that point, the 23-year-old has scored one objective and offered 10 assists for his teammates alongside the best way.
Do Celtic have to eliminate Bolingoli this summer season?
With 20 league appearances final season, the £3.78m-rated Argentine racked up the second-highest variety of crosses (59) and tackles (31) at his membership. This reveals how harmful an attacking determine he will be, in addition to a succesful defender with out the ball.
Taking into consideration how Bolingoli has been away coaching on his personal and the way Celtic will reportedly be trying to eliminate him this summer season, securing a deal for Ortega might be one of the simplest ways to interchange the undesirable Belgian.
Slammed by Neil Lennon for his “extremely egocentric” actions when he broke the federal government’s pointers in the course of the pandemic, Bolingoli’s subsequent step would ideally be one which might see him depart the Scottish champions and be part of one other membership the place he could be enjoying often once more.
If Celtic discover themselves calling time on the Belgian’s interval on the membership, getting in for Ortega ought to undoubtedly be of their plans earlier than the following marketing campaign kicks off.
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