Celtic boss Neil Lennon has disclosed to the Daily Record that striker Vakoun Bayo is unlikely to be leaving Celtic before the end of the January transfer window.

As reported by the Scottish Sun a few weeks ago, Bayo had requested a loan move in the transfer window so he could get more playing time.

Vakoun Bayo rises for a header

Vakoun Bayo rises for a header (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, Lennon says that he will only allow the player to leave if another striker is signed, and interestingly he wants four strikers in his first-team squad.

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“I want to run with four strikers”

“The only way Bayo would go is if we brought another one in. I want to run with four strikers” Lennon said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

Bayo might be a tad disappointed with his manager’s comments. After all, he is probably fourth-choice striker at the club after Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths, and Patryk Klimala.

Vakoun Bayo in action for Celtic

Vakoun Bayo in action for Celtic (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, the fact that Lennon stated that he wants four strikers at the club might mean that Bayo gets some playing time between now and the end of the season.

 

Playing time could be limited

That might not be as much football as the player is hoping for though. Perhaps the situation might change in the last hours of the transfer window.

Celtic might get the chance to sign another striker that will be a good deal for the club, and then Bayo could get his request of a loan move granted.

For the moment though, it looks as if Bayo will be scraping it out for game time as the Hoops go for nine in a row.

All he can really do is impress Neil Lennon in training and see if that gets him more minutes for the first-team.

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