Last night, Raman Bhardwaj of STV News got himself into a bit of trouble with the online troops when he posted a cryptic tweet informing the fans that there would be “striker news” at Celtic.
I knew what he was going to be say before he updated it.
Or rather, I knew who the striker was going to be.
Had the STV hack been reproducing an Edouard rumour I’d have understood the flak he got, but actually he brought us a reasonably important update on someone else.
The player in question is Bayo, and the news is that St Mirren has renewed its interest in the player, which they first expressed in January. They figure, I guess, that with us looking for another forward that this is a deal they can get done here.
It would be a loan. He would be prohibitively expensive for them to buy. If Celtic accepts the bid, and I think they should seriously entertain it, then the player would still be on our books but would have a chance to show us what he can do in our domestic league.
Actually, he’d be a good signing for any side in this division.
With Hibs not wanting to keep Kamberi after he lauded Sevco copiously prior to going there on loan, and with Aberdeen playing yesterday with their two main front men out – not that it would have mattered considering McInnes’ weak and pathetic tactics – Bayo would fit right into both teams.
This answers one major question about our transfer policy.
I did say that we’d only sign a striker if someone currently at the club was in the departure lounge. Lennon clearly wants to rehabilitate Leigh Griffiths if he can, Klimala is looking good in pre-season and Edouard is unsellable barring a complete disaster and crashing out of Europe.
We all suspected it might be Bayo who was facing the exit … and so it seems. Let him go on loan and prove himself as Ajer and Christie and others have done before him.
If he’s got something we’ll all see it, and then we can re-evaluate his future.
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