Boli Bolingoli seems delighted with his Celtic return; Karamoko and Edouard show support on Instagram

By John McGinley

July 9, 2021

With Ange Postecoglou in place, every Celtic player is getting an opportunity.

Even those we expected might have left the club already, such as Olivier Ntcham and Boli Bolingoli, have been included in the training camp squad for the trip to Wales.

Bolingoli, who spent last season out loan at Istanbul Basaksehir after a pandemic faux pas, certainly seems to be enjoying his inclusion back in the first-team group.

He took to Instagram yesterday to promote his Celtic return, declaring: “21/22 – Let’s go.”

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Despite creating drama at the club last season, he also remains a pretty popular member of the dressing room.

Players like Odsonne Edouard and Karamoko Dembele also seem buzzing he is ‘back’, taking to the comments to show their support for the 26-year-old.

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Celtic players welcome Boli Bolingoli back to the squad / Instagram @bbolingoli

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It remains to be seen whether or not Bolingoli will get playing chances under Postecoglou against Charlton, Bristol City or Preston North End, but it seems likely.

He wouldn’t have been taken along to Wales if he wasn’t going to be given a fair shake to build his fitness and impress in pre-season.

Bolingoli, even not taking into account his controversial trip to Spain, wasn’t exactly inspiring confidence at left-back under Neil Lennon.

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However, his attacking intention and energy could suit what Postecoglou is trying to pull off tactically.

Does he have the discipline and desire to feature regularly on the flank? I’m still unconvinced, but he appears intent on giving it a good go, at least.

In other news, Celtic back in hunt for January target, Liverpool’s Ben Davies.