NEW Bhoy Vakoun Issouf Bayo received a hero’s send-off from Dunajska Streda supporters as he edged closer to his four-year Celtic deal, as CQN reported yesterday.

The £2million striker, who is expected to be given work permit clearance this week, said his farewells to the Slovakians after scoring 22 goals in 32 appearances.

Bayo was mobbed by fans at the team’s store and the club tweeted: “Farewell and good luck Bayo!

“All of us from the club would like to wish you the very best on this new adventure in Scotland. We would also like to wish the very best of luck to Celtic for the rest of the season.
“Look after the bhoy.”

Bayo, 22, could make his first Hoops appearance against Airdie in the Scottish Cup at Parkhead on Saturday.once paperwork is finalised on his move.

In an emotional goodbye to the Slovakians, Bayo said: “First of all, I would like to thank the owner of the DAC who accepted me as his own son when I arrived.

“I also thank the fans for the great support. And also my team-mates who have a significant share in my transfer to Celtic.

“On the one hand I am happy. On the other hand I feel sorrow. Once again, thank you very much.”

Brendan Rodgers could pitch in his latest signing against the League One opponents at the weekend as the holders kick off the defence of the  Scottish Cup.

Odsonne Edouard is getting back to match fitness and could start on the subs’ bench while Leigh Griffiths is still sidelined with personal issues.

Saturday could provide the ideal platform for Bayo to make a goalscoring entrance.

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