Celtic should add Vakoun Bayo to Andraz Sporar deal

By Hamish Carton

January 7, 2020

If Celtic are keen to land Slovan Brastislava forward Andraz Sporar this month, then they should consider adding Vakoun Bayo to any proposed deal.

Neil Lennon’s men are set to face stiff competition for the in-form 25-year-old after the Slovakian champions’ general director made an intriguing comment on our interest. The Scottish Sun have some quotes from Ivan Kmotrik this morning as he revealed surprise at the fact we were yet to bid for the forward.

He said: “On December 23, there was a meeting between Slovan Bratislava and Celtic in the presence of Sporar’s player agent.

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“We discussed with Celtic the possibilities for a potential transfer.

“Celtic responded that they would send an official proposal. But they didn’t make any more calls and didn’t send any proposal after our meeting.

“We’re a bit surprised and we don’t know now what is the situation with Celtic’s interest in Sporar.”

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Bayo could help swing Sporar deal

As we told you earlier this week, Slovan seem resigned to life after their talisman. They’ve reportedly moved for fellow Slovenian forward Alen Ozbolt – who currently plies his trade for Bulgarian side Lokomotiv Plovdiv.

That deal is yet to go through but their very interest suggests that they know it won’t be too long before Sporar packs his bags and leaves.

But, while no deal for Ozbolt is complete, we could offer them a solution to the problem we’ve created. Ivorian striker Bayo arrived from Slovakian football just one year ago. He netted ten goals and five assists in just 16 league matches for Dunajska Streda last term (transfermarkt.co.uk) so is already well versed in the Fortuna Liga.


We’re yet to see the best of Bayo and chances are we won’t before the end of this season. Given that we also have Leigh Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard at the club, plus hopefully Sporar, it seems a bit daft to keep him around.

A loan move for Bayo would strengthen our position in any Sporar move, and give the Ivorian a chance to play some minutes again before a potential return to Glasgow later down the line. What’s not to like?