It’s Official! New Bhoy Bayo pictured in the Hoops

CELTIC this evening announced that Vakoun Issouf Bayo’s signing has been finalised, subject to International clearance.

Bayo is delighted with his move to the Scottish Champions and looks forward to adding to the 18 goals he has scored in 23 games this season for his former club
Dunajska Streda.

Vakoun also spoke about the role his fellow countrymen Kolo Toure and Eboue Kouassi played in selling Celtic to him and this resulted in him rejected an offer to join Inter Milan so that he could sign for the Hoops. Rapid Vienna were also left frustrated at Celtic winning the race to sign the goalscorer.

“I’m feeling good, and I’m happy to be here at Celtic,” Bayo told the official site.

“Kolo called me beforehand and explained that Celtic were interested in me.

“I said was very interested in working with the club, with the manager and with Kolo.

“Celtic is a great football club, and I’m very happy to now be a part of it.

“I also know Eboue Kouassi from the Ivory Coast national team at Under-21 level.

“I know him well, and I also spoke to him beforehand. Of course everyone in football knows the scale of Celtic but he told me what Celtic is all about and what a huge club I am joining.

“It’s my aim to transfer my form in the Slovak Super League to Celtic. I like to score and like to celebrate with the fans.

“I understand that Celtic fans are really good, that they make such a great noise at matches and support the team brilliantly, and that’s the sort of atmosphere I like.”

Bayo described his job as being a goal scorer.

“I know I am joining a massive club and I come here to help the club. I can’t wait to join up with my new team-mates, so many great players are already here at the club.

“It’s my aim to score as many goals as I can, and help the team and the club and the fans win trophies.”

Bayo should be introduced to the supporters at the St Mirren game tomorrow evening. He is sure to get a brilliant, warm and enthusiastic welcome.

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