Celtic striker Vakoun Bayo continued his superb form with Toulouse as his renaissance in Ligue 2 rolled on against Ajaccio.
Bayo went into the game having netted in a massive derby win against Bordeaux last week. With three goals to his name in recent weeks, it was essential he carried that on last night.
Disappointingly for Vakoun, he started on the bench. However, he was introduced to proceedings in the closing stages with Toulouse already in cruise control.
And despite not having much time to make an impact, he kept his goal rush going. Rising superbly to meet a corner, the towering front-man powered home a superb header that showed his aerial threat. You can watch the goal for yourself below:
🇨🇮 | Vakoun Issouf Bayo
Celtic loanee Vakoun Issouf Bayo continued his fine form since the turn of the year tonight scoring the third as his Toulouse side saw off Ajaccio 3-0.
That's the sixth goal contribution in 2021 for the 24 year old Ivorian. pic.twitter.com/KQdBaHSOIZ
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) February 15, 2021
That goal means the Ivorian now has six strikes to his name this season. It’s not a great return overall, but he’s showing great character to bounce back from a poor run of form in the first half of the campaign.
Celtic striker Bayo finally making his mark with Toulouse
It’s great to see Bayo so regularly getting in amongst the goals now. He deserves that for his work-rate. You can see in his performances for Toulouse the effort he puts in and his desire to chase down every ball.
Neil Lennon, or whoever the new manager is, should take a good look at the Ivorian front-man in pre-season. He clearly has something different about him, and provides a massive aerial threat from set-pieces.
That’s something you could argue Celtic have been operating without up front. We haven’t scored enough from corners and free-kicks over the course of the 2020-21 campaign. Having an option like Bayo could still be a good plan B for the Hoops.
Of course, when he went to France, it was under an agreement that provides Toulouse with an option to buy [Scottish Sun]. It still remains to be seen whether they’ll take up that option. Especially given they’ve been silent on the matter throughout the campaign.
But Bayo was sent out there to make his mark and get his career up and running. He’s beginning to do that and he’s now finally getting the rewards for his hard work.
A strong end to the season remains vital for Vakoun. But as we enter the business end of the season with Toulouse closing in on promotion, Bayo looks like being amongst some major celebrations come the campaign’s conclusion.