'I know Peter...' - Exclusive: Celtic tipped to sell star for £1.5m after huge update
Frank McAvennie has tipped Celtic to sell Boli Bolingoli for £1.5million this summer after the defender’s actions led to the postponement of fixtures in Scotland.
The former Hoops and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the club will not sack the 25-year-old having invested millions into him 12 months ago.
Bolingoli admitted on Monday that he played in Sunday’s match against Kilmarnock despite having recently returned from Spain without quarantining.
Subsequently First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon has taken the huge decision to cancel Neil Lennon’s side’s games against St Mirren and Aberdeen.
McAvennie is adamant that there is no way back for the left-back and suggested that the club will sanction his sale for just half of the £3million paid for his service in 2019.
“Bolingoli has made a complete and utter balls up of it,” he told Football Insider. “He will get absolutely slaughtered.
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“He might just walk away and get a signing on fee at another club because he will find another club.
“Celtic will want a wee bit of money because they paid £3million for him. There is no way they will sack him and lose that value. I know Peter Lawwell well enough to know that he won’t. Even if they can get £1.5million for him, it is something. They will not sack him.”
When speaking on the Bolingoli situation, Neil Lennon said: “The club have been at the forefront of maintaining good practice in having the protocols all in place, trying to get the game up and running.
“We have been bitterly and sorely let down by the selfish actions of one individual.”