Celtic's Vakoun Bayo to say goodbye to FC DAC fans

By Connor Gordon

January 14, 2019

Celtic striker Vakoun Bayo will say goodbye to fans of former club Dunajská Streda today.

The Slovakians announced the Ivorian will be at the club store on Monday.

He will be tying up affairs in his old home before moving to Glasgow in the near future.

The meeting shows how much of a man Bayo is and what his ex-team mean to him.

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Bayo addressed supporters on Twitter ahead of the proposed club shop meet-up.

Celtic’s new striker will be saying goodbye to former club Dunajská Streda on Monday. (Photo by BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

He said: “With love and gratitude, I will remember the DAC fans.

“Their persistent support helped me to make a big difference to last year’s goals,they also made a significant contribution to getting a move to Celtic.

“I hope I can thank many of you personally for the love I got.”

It goes to show how much influence Bayo had on FC DAC as he is already being fondly remembered.

The 22-year-old has scored 18 goals with seven assists in 23 appearances this season including Europa League qualifiers.

Bayo follows in footsteps of former Celts who said goodbye

The gesture by the striker isn’t a new thing, especially for Celtic fans.

Big players such as Stuart Armstrong and Moussa Dembele also took time to say goodbye to the Hoops faithful.

Stuart Armstrong said goodbye to Celtic before leaving for Southampton. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Even Erik Sviatchenko came back months after his departure to bid farewell to Celtic Park.

Henrik Larsson’s final game against Sevilla at Parkhead brought floods of tears with a final message to the fans.

Celtic fans will be hoping Bayo will be following in the footsteps of greats before him.

Will the Ivorian be Moussa Dembele’s replacement? (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There will be a massive weight on his shoulders to perform and replace Dembele.

He comes with a massive reputation from another great in Lubomir Moravcik – lets hope he can reach that.

If Bayo becomes a vital part of the club, then his Celtic farewell won’t be at the club shop but perhaps a packed Parkhead.