BRENDAN RODGERS has told Celtic Fans they will have to wait to see their brand new permanent striker Issouf Bayo in action after the striker made the switch earlier this month.

The Ivory Coast frontman has been waiting for international clearance to make the move, and it takes just a little longer to sort out. However, beyond that, when he’s a fully fledged member of the Celtic squad, the player will NOT be rushed into action with the Celtic manager admitting it’s going to take a bit of time to get the player up to scratch.

“Bayo is a natural striker, it was important to bring someone in with that profile – he’s a natural number nine” Rodgers told CelticTV.

“He is still a bit away in terms of fitness; his last game was 8th of December. So it’s going to be a little bit of time before he comes through”

The club bought Bayo for a little over £2million, and he comes in off the back of a tremendous season in the Slovakian League.

He looks powerful, commanding and isn’t shy about scoring. Celtic fans will be desperate to see the frontman in action but will have to be patient.

Until then, we have Timo Weah to keep us going with the player coming off the bench to grab his first goal for the club in the Scottish Cup win against Airdrie.


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