Vakoun Bayo can replace Odsonne Edouard at Celtic

By Connor Gordon

September 15, 2019

Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard is going to reach the heights in European football.

The French under-21 international is making headlines back home and big clubs will be watching.

Edouard is no longer the gangly young striker brought in on loan two years ago.

Ex-Celtic midfielder turned pundit Kris Commons thinks he will be sold for big bucks.

If so, his immediate replacement is already at the club.

Celtic striker Vakoun Bayo is the successor to Odsonne Edouard

The 22-year-old is perhaps third choice in the club’s pecking order behind Edouard and Leigh Griffiths.

However, he is climbing the ladder and playing ahead of the latter man recently.

Odsonne Edouard in action for Celtic against Rangers. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

This is more down to Grifiths still rekindling his love for the game rather than Bayo’s on doing.

Nevertheless, Bayo is unlucky not to have two goals on his record due to the Hearts own goal saga.

What Bayo is doing in his little game time is trying his hardest to fit what he can do.

He has a good turn of pace and runs into the channels and isn’t scared to do the pressing work.

Vakoun Bayo is readymade for Celtic starting role. (Photo by ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images)

This is the type of players fans are wanting to fit into the team once Edouard moves on.

His rawness is similar to Edouard’s and will only be enhanced by working with the Celtic backroom staff.

Are there others who can take Edouard’s mantle?

Young Jack Aitchison is lighting the early fire on loan at Forest Green Rovers.

A debut goal and a man of the match on the second game is showing Hoops fans what he can do.

All eyes are on Jack Aitchison on loan at Forest Green Rovers. (Photo by Lukasz Sobala/PressFocus/MB Media/Getty Images)

Going further into the youths, Cameron Harper is one to watch and is a USA youth international.

However it will be a while before fans are going to watch the youngster in action.

Griffiths’ time will come with hard work but age and time is going against him to be Edouard’s successor.

Don’t put it past the scouting system to be searching the lengths and depths of France to unearth another gem.