SportRevealed: Why Vakoun Issouf Bayo picked Celtic over Inter

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

Vakoun Issouf Bayo wants Celtic move

Vakoun Issouf Bayo wants Celtic move Vakoun Issouf Bayo wants to complete a January move to Celtic, according to reports. The Daily Record claims that the striker has his eyes on a move to Celtic, with the Scottish champions preparing an improved bid for the player. Celtic have already had one bid in the region of £1.75 million rejected for the striker. It is believed that the Hoops could reach an agreement with Dunajska Streda should they take their offer above the £2 million mark. The club’s sporting director has revealed that talks over a deal are ongoing, with all the signs looking positive for the Hoops, as they aim to reach an agreement early in the January window. Bayo has emerged as a key target for the club, with Rodgers keen to add a couple of strikers to his squad during the new year period. Paris Saint-Germain youngster Timothy Weah remains on the club’s radar, with a loan deal to join Celtic also believed to be close.

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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.

Celtic consider move for Jonathan Afolabi.
Southampton youngster Jonathan Afolabi is the latest Premier League player to be linked with a move to Celtic. According to the Scotsman, the Saints youngster is on the Hoops’ radar, despite not yet breaking through with the Premier League side. The Republic of Ireland Under-19 international is catching the eye with his performances at youth level for both club and country. The 18-year-old signed a professional deal at Southampton back in July and looks set to become the latest in a long list of names to come through the club’s academy structure. Chelsea are said to be long-term admirers and have reportedly watched the striker from a young age. Despite being Dublin-born, Afolabi is eligible to play for Nigeria through his parents. Celtic are keen to sign a striker in January and have been linked with moves to sign Timothy Weah and Vakoun Issouf Bayo, so it remains to be seen if they make a move for the Saints star.

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