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‘Why Was This Guy Bought In The First Place?’ ‘He Needs Time To Adapt’ – Celtic Fans Question £2m January Purchase

Despite being Celtic’s most expensive January purchase at £2m, striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo has barely featured since his arrival in Scotland.

In fact, he has made just one brief substitute appearance, in the 1-0 win over Kilmarnock, and has not played a single minute under interim manager Neil Lennon.

Supporters on Twitter can’t make heads or tails of the Ivorian’s lack of game time:

It seems to be a very strange decision to sign a player for such a sum if you are not sure he’s ready for first-team action.

Of course, the Slovakian league is not the best standard of football but 18 goals in 23 appearances, including three in Europa League qualifiers, does suggest there is talent there.

However, it appears Bayo is well down the pecking order at Celtic Park with the likes of Odsonne Edouard, Timothy Weah and even Oliver Burke ahead of him in the battle for the number nine position.