Of the two loanees Lost in France this season, Issouf Bayo was the one I most hoped would secure a permanent deal. He was hooked an hour into Toulouse’ home promotion play-off defeat to Nantes last night. Toulouse need to overturn the result in Nantes on Sunday to earn the cash that will help pay for the striker’s permanent move.
Olivier Ntcham’s move to Marseilles was doomed to failure from the moment Andre Villas-Boas used it as a pretext to resign as manager. Olivier is a player. In the right team, he will perform far better than he has on most occasions for Celtic. I doubt we will see much of him at Celtic, but I would be happy to see him back at preseason training next month.
Bonnie Tyler: there was a chanter.