Celtic are planning to offload Boli Bolingoli this summer – just a year after buying him.
Football Insider revealed yesterday that Neil Lennon has made a new left-back his team’s top priority in the next transfer window.
A Celtic source has told Football Insider that the club are willing to cash in on Bolingoli, 24, following a debut season that’s failed to live up to expectations.
It remains to be seen if the Scottish champions can recoup the £3million they spent on the Belgian last July.
Lennon and his coaching staff are impressed with the development of Greg Taylor, who joined on deadline day at the start of September.
The 21-year-old began the campaign as Bolingoli’s deputy but has gradually emerged from his shadow to become the first choice on the left side of defence.
The pair were signed last summer during a mass overhaul that brought five new full-backs to Parkhead, two on the left on three on the right flank, following the exits of long serving mainstays Kieran Tierney and Mikael Lustig.
Bolingoli, 24, began the season as first choice and recovered from an iffy start before a wretched display in the end-of-year 2-1 derby defeat to Rangers pushed him down the pecking order.
Lennon has subsequently put his faith in Taylor and even preferred the versatile Jonny Hayes to Bolingoli.
Tellingly, the Belgian only senior action since the new year has come in the Scottish Cup against Clyde and he is stuck on 28 appearances for the season.
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