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SportRevealed: Why Vakoun Issouf Bayo picked Celtic over Inter

16:31  10 january  2019
16:31  10 january  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Celtic make £1.75m offer for striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo

Celtic make £1.75m offer for striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo Celtic have reportedly placed a £1.75 million offer for Dunajska Streda striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo, according to the Express, cited by the Daily Record. The 21-year-old has been a regular for Dunajska Streda in Slovakia’s top division, finding the back of the net on 18 occasions in 23 appearances this season. And with Hoops’ record signing Odsonne Edouard struggling with a muscle injury and Leigh Griffiths taking time away from the game, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is short of options in an attacking sense. Moussa Dembele also left Celtic Park on the final day of the summer transfer window, joining French side Lyon in a deal worth £20 million. However, with Celtic favourites to land Paris Saint-Germain’s American youth international Timothy Weah next month, the club have also tabled an offer for Issouf Bayo. The Ivory Coast under-23 international has helped his current club to second in the Slovak Super Liga, and with a host of European sides monitoring his progress, Celtic could well be landing a future star next month.

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Celtic have made their third signing of the window with the £2million capture of Vakoun Issouf Bayo . Bayo follows the signings of Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah as Brendan Rodgers revamps his squad Following the sale, DAC revealed their pride at completing the biggest transfer in their history.

Revealed: Why Vakoun Issouf Bayo picked Celtic over Inter © Michael Cooper/Getty Images Sport Celtic fans

New Celtic signing Vakoun Issouf Bayo had a big choice to make before leaving his old club.

Did he want to go to Celtic, or Internazionale?

Two clubs steeped in history, and a slightly less dramatic retelling of the famous 1967 European Cup final.

It was to be another good result for the Hoops, however, as the forward opted to make the move to Glasgow.

Reports are now suggesting that the Cote d’Ivoire international chose Celtic Park over the San Siro because of the increased playing time he would be likely to receive in Scotland.

Revealed: Why Vakoun Issouf Bayo picked Celtic over Inter © Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Sport Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Sport

With Odsonne Edouard struggling to find lasting fitness coupled with Leigh Griffiths’ period of leave, Bayo could indeed find himself thrust into the starting lineup before long.

Other new attacking option Timothy Weah could also be included in the next few days, as Celtic prepare for a cup fixture against Airdrieonians next Saturday evening.

Brendan Rodgers’ side will return to league duty on the Wednesday after, with a clash against St Mirren.

Vakoun Issouf Bayo aiming for great success at Celtic.
New Celtic signing Vakoun Issouf Bayo says he will strive to score goals and win trophies with the Hoops. The 22-year-old has arrived in Scotland following his move to Parkhead, with terms agreed on a four-year deal earlier this month. Bayo has joined from Dunajska Streda and has international pedigree, having won two caps for the Ivory Coast to date. The young forward is expected to add much-needed firepower to Celtic’s attack, as they look to clinch Scottish Premiership glory yet again.

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