Celtic clearly wanted Boli out of their sight; early return would sum up our season

By David Walton

January 13, 2021

So it could be the case that Celtic defender Boli Bolingoli is coming back from Istanbul Basaksehir early this season.

That would absolutely sum up our campaign if that’s the case.

Indeed, the Belgian has unfortunately suffered a nasty injury that could see him out for the season. This seemed to be picked up during a recent Champions League clash against PSG.

In comments published by the Scottish Sun today, Istanbul’s manager said the following: “We have three players who are almost certainly out for the season – Boli Bolingoli, Martin Skrtel and Junior Caicara.

“The situation is we want replacements urgently for those players. We will also look at other areas for transfers, but replacing those three players is the priority.”

Celtic knew they had to get rid of Boli; season-ending injury doesn’t help

As always, we’ll wish Boli well in his recovery. Hopefully he cn get himself back up to speed for the new campaign.

But this is a player Celtic undoubtedly wanted out of the door for the season. A real PR disaster if ever there was one after he jetted off to Spain and returned without going into quarantine. His actions couldn’t have been more embarrassing and led us to have this ridiculous games in-hand situation.

Celtic-owned Boli Bolingoli (Photo by OZAN KOSE/AFP via Getty Images)

Yet it now seems all so long ago. We’ve stumbled from one disaster to the next that the Boli case is no longer our low-point. Dubai beats that, as does some of the ridiculous on-field results this season.

But bringing him back is almost like the latest insult. In a season that’s been absolutely full of them. Even more so considering he’ll now just sit on the sidelines and pick up a wage from Parkhead whilst offering nothing.

What will be interesting is where his career goes from here. But for now, many supporters are seeing the humour in a potential early return:


In other news, non-league clubs aren’t happy with this proposed Celtic and Rangers plan.