Celtic have already opened talks with Bayo’s replacement

With rumours of Vakon Bayo’s Celtic exit picking up speed, there appears to be talks with another striker who would be his replacement.

Celtic are all but set to move striker Vakoun Bayo before the transfer window closes. Whether that is through a season long loan to a club like St. Mirren or on a permanent transfer to a club like French-side Toulouse.

Bayo would be just another familiar face that will have seen their Parkhead exit this summer as he would join the likes of Craig Gordon, Jonny Hayes and Jozo Simunovic, to name only a few. With such stiff competition at the striker position it makes sense that a player of Bayo’s stature was inevitably going to be moved.

So, that means that Celtic will have some room and funds to bring a new player in. But, should the club bring in another striker even with so many on board already? The overwhelming majority of Hoops supporters believe so and so too does the board apparently.

That is why initial talks between 33-year old Steven Fletcher and Celtic have begun to take place according to the Daily Record. Fletcher, who’s contract at Sheffield Wednesday is up, could be a decent depth move considering his age, but also his experience.

If Ivan Toney or Albian Ajeti are not available, then Fletcher could be a good depth move and if/when Odsonne Edouard moves on after the 10-in-a-row season then the club can begin to look at a more permanent replacement. Until then, depth pieces like Fletcher may be the best supporters can look forward to.