Amiens SC have officially signed Liverpool youngster Adam Lewis amid speculation they were interested in Celtic’s Boli Bolingoli.
The Ligue 2 outfit have secured a season-long loan deal for Lewis, who looks like being their first-choice left-back for the season ahead.
This comes after Amiens had reportedly made a loan move with an option to buy for Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli, who operates in the same position. The potential buying fee was reported to be £2.3m (Sky Sports).
Adam Lewis has completed a season-long loan move to @AmiensSC.
Good luck for the season ahead, Adam 🙌
— Liverpool FC (Premier League Champions 🏆) (@LFC) August 18, 2020
Celtic boss Neil Lennon said at his pre-match press conference vs KR Reykjavik that there had been no bids for the Belgian as far as he was aware (Celtic TV).
And it looks as though that link can now finally be put to bed. Amiens’ signing of Lewis on loan makes any similar move for Boli unrealistic.
The defender has been shamed for a secret trip to Spain in which he failed to quarantine upon his return.
Recoup money or rip up the contract?
Many Celtic supporters will be split on what the club should actually do regarding Boli’s future. Should we rip up his contract or try to recoup as much as possible for him?
For some, it will be as easy as tearing up his deal. Whatever financial fee that costs the club is worth paying in order to show a bit of class and make an example of players who breach government protocol. That’s what some will believe.
However, this is a player Celtic splashed out £3million on (Scottish Sun). This an investment that the Hoops and Peter Lawwell in particular will surely want to protect as much as possible.
The Amiens link falling through isn’t good news then. Especially with the club being pressured to making a decision soonish on the Belgian.
Former Celt Davie Provan was critical of the idea of the Hoops just getting shot of Boli (Scottish Sun). But the Hoops are quite right to take their time before they come to a final conclusion here.
Hopefully, interest from elsewhere can gather pace as the transfer window ticks on.
In other news, John Hartson provided a brutal Champions League verdict on Celtic’s opponents KR Reykjavik.