Bought in January 2019 from Dunajska Streda in Slovakia for just over £2m, Vakoun Issouf Bayo never really managed to convince Neil Lennon to play him regularly at Celtic.
That might have had a lot to do with the fact Odsonne Édouard was in the form of his life at Parkhead, meaning the Ivorian only managed 16 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring two goals and getting one assist.
However, the 23-year-old still managed to impress someone, namely Jérôme Fourgeron at Toulouse, who are ‘close to signing him’, according to La Dépêche du Midi.
Needing a striker to help out Aaron Leya Iséka and Efthymis Kolouris, those in charge at the recently relegated Ligue 2 side have decided on Bayo from Celtic as their ‘lucky winner’.
It’s said the parties are ‘very close’ to an agreement, and while there is no mention of how much the player will be sold for, the newspaper point out his value on Transfermarkt is €500k.
We doubt Celtic would be prepared to make a £1.5m or so loss on the player, so we’ll have to wait and see about the final price.
La Dépêche explain that if the transfer is completed, Bayo won’t be able to be registered officially until August 10th, when the transfer in France reopens.