Celtic icon slams Boli Bolingoli after transfer reveal

By Frank McAvennie

29th Apr, 2022 | 11:59am

Frank McAvennie slams Boli Bolingoli after Celtic source's reveal - 'unacceptable'

Frank McAvennie insists Boli Bolingoli has failed to impress Ange Postecoglou in Celtic training after being told he can leave the club.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he has no issues with the defender moving on this summer.

A Celtic source told Football Insider (27 April) that Bolingoli, 26, is deemed surplus to requirements by Ange Postecoglu and his coaching staff.

The club have told the former Club Brugge defender he is free to find a new club at the end of the season, when he is expected to leave permanently or on loan again.

McAvennie hopes the Hoops can secure a decent fee for the defender this summer.

“He came in at the start of the season and I thought he did quite well to be fair,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“That being said, if he was performing in training then he would be in and around the squad.

“Clearly, he hasn’t been doing it in training and that’s unacceptable. If that’s the case, I’m happy for him to go.

“I’m not sure he fits the new mould of inverted wing-back, the thing Ange likes to do.

“Maybe we could get a bit of money for him and then reinvest that.”

Last term, Bolingoli was loaned to İstanbul Başakşehir and made 18 appearances in all competitions after again failing to impress Neil Lennon.

The defender has only made 31 appearances for Celtic but still has two Premiership titles to his name.

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