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Celtic striker set for exit as clear out gathers pace

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Celtic’s clear-out looks like continuing with Vakoun Bayo a transfer target for Tunisian side Esperance.

The striker was part of the disastrous January 2018 transfer intake with Brendan Rodgers deciding to quit before the end of February.

After the sale of Moussa Dembele to Lyon for £20m Celtic decided to spend £2m on Bayo from Dunajska Streda after he had scored a few goals in the Slovakian League.

Soon after joining Celtic Bayo picked up an injury but in 18 months at the club he never looked likely to hold down a striking place.

The Sun reports:

Ivory Coast international Bayo is currently on a season-long loan at French second tier club Toulouse and has netted a respectable six goals in 13 starts for the club.

Toulouse have an option to buy the 24-year-old, but have given no indication they will take up that offer on Bayo, who cost Celtic £2m in 2019 when he signed a four-year deal from the Slovakian side Dunajska Streda.

However, he’s is a target for African giants Esperance who have enquired about the availability of Bayo. Bayo has experience in Tunisia already. He moved from the Ivory Coast to Tunisian side Etoile du Sahel, when he was a youngster and his form there earned him a move to Europe.

Since Bayo was signed Patryk Klimala and Albian Ajeti have been signed by the club with Klimala sold to New York RB last week where he met up with Cameron Harper.

In January Celtic sold Hatem Abd Elhamed and Jeremie Frimpong after less than 18 months at the club which helps give the impression of a club gearing up for a clear out.

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