The Vakoun Bayo deal to move out on loan to Toulouse has been delayed due to positive COVID tests At the French club it has emerged.

We shared the picture on social media on Friday, where the Celtic striker was posing with a Toulouse shirt, expecting the deal to go through that day.

Unfortunately, things have ground to a halt at the club due to the manager testing positive for the virus as reported by SunSport.

This has delayed everything at the club, they also had to cancel a friendly this weekend as a result.

The deal is still expected to go through but there’s no word yet if Vakoun has any meaningful contact with the coach before signing.

A Toulouse statement said: “Up to now, four cases have been confirmed – the manager, Patrice Garande, his assistant, Jean-Marie Huriez and two players. Furthermore, seven players will be tested again this weekend.

“Training will resume later this week, led by other members of the coaching staff.”

Celtic are waiting for official word so they can make their announcement and also bring in their own loan striker in Albian Ajeti.

Vakoun is looking to get some real game time in France. The deal hasn’t been announced yet and it’s unclear if Toulouse will have an option to buy.


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