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.
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:
On the next episode of “ the banter year : Celtic Edition” https://t.co/ycxx5sIAKZ
— ally…💚 (@_elliottxo) January 13, 2021
As if January couldn’t get any worse … https://t.co/43eJwzRWey
— Zara-Maria 🌹 (@hxnders0nn) January 13, 2021
The perfect January continues https://t.co/EbKflEK9JR
— ☘️DEMBELES BIG TOE☘️💚⚽️💛 (@Owensybhoy0) January 13, 2021
Just when you think things can't get any worse. 🤦♂️ https://t.co/Zj5I26iz37
— Brian 🏴 (@WeeB1888) January 13, 2021
We'll probably make him captain with the way this season is going
— Paul (@C3ltic4life) January 13, 2021
Remember when he was the most hated man at Celtic and everyone thought he would ruin the 10….. how wrong were we! Wouldn’t be surprised if the board sanctioned his day trip to Spain 🙈
— Mr Hoops (@UpdatesCeltic) January 13, 2021
Good news, just what we have been missing 🥴
— Bono’s da⭐️🍀🏆🏆🏆🏴 (@bonos_da) January 13, 2021
Pity, he’s just missed the Dubai trip to. Or he could’ve had a wee holiday.
— Paul (@Wyndbhoy67) January 13, 2021