Date: 13th January 2021 at 11:55am
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Boli Bolingoli is on his way back to Celtic to complete the rehab on a knee injury that has ended his season.

The new year has started disastrously for the hoops with the return of the Belgian defender just another problem for the club to deal with.

Celtic’s season started to go off the rails when Bolingoli decided to take a day trip to Spain in August, after appearing as a substitute against Kilmarnock news about his sunshine preparation resulted in the postponement of two matches.

The 25-year-old can’t be blamed for the shambles that the trip to Dubai descended into but his return adds to the mountain of problems for Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell to deal with.

Bolingoli has been on loan to Turkish side Baseksehir but their manager Okan Buruk told The Sun:

We have three players who are almost certainly out for the season – Boli Bolingoli, Martin Skrtel and Junior Caicara. The situation is we want replacements urgently for those players. We will also look at other areas for transfers, but replacing those three players is the priority.

Bolingoli joined Celtic in a £2.5m deal from Rapid Vienna in July 2019 but dropped out of the team in November 2019 with Greg Taylor and Jonny Hayes filling in on the left.

Celtic added Diego Laxalt to their squad in October 2020 with the obvious solution being to arrange for Boligoli to do his rehab in Belgium.