By Noel Whelan

1st Sep, 2020 | 7:32pm

'Celtic have made up their mind' - Exclusive: 25-yr-old tipped to exit after big update

Noel Whelan has claimed that Celtic “have made up their mind” on Boli Bolingoli and is confident that the player will leave this summer.

The former Aberdeen and Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, tipped the club to “take anything they can” for the 25-year-old, a loan or permanent deal.

In a statement the Scottish FA confirmed that the Hoops defender would be banned for five games, two of which are suspended, for his failure to follow rules and, in turn, bring the game into disrepute.

The left-back admitted that he played against Kilmarnock last month having returned from a trip to Spain days earlier without quarantining.

Bhoys boss Neil Lennon revealed after his side’s 3-0 victory over Motherwell at the weekend that the club were considering the player’s future.

When asked by Football Insider if he believed that Bolingoli had played his last game for the club, Whelan said: “If they can get him out of the door they will do.

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“Whether that is a loan or a permanent deal I do not know but Celtic have made up their mind. I do not think there will be any U-turn from the club on this one.

“Hopefully they can get him out of the door in this transfer window and quite frankly I think they will take anything they can to get him out of the way.”

When whether Bolingoli had played his last game for the Hoops, Lennon said: “I wouldn’t be so definite, but it might be something we think about, that’s for sure.

“There will be a disciplinary sanction from the club. We will take stock of things over the next week or so and take a decision on what we do. We are going to think about it very, very intensely and make a decision in the next week or so.”

In other Celtic news, Whelan tips “absolutely brilliant” left-footer to sign after reported talks.