Bilel Mohsni offers his verdict on Celtic's new signing Vakoun Issouf Bayo

Bilel Mohsni of Rangers is taken off the pitch after a scuffle during the Scottish Premiership play-off final 2nd leg between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on May 31, 2015 in...

Celtic have signed Vakoun Issouf Bayo from Dunajska Streda.

Bilel Mohsni of Rangers is taken off the pitch after a scuffle during the Scottish Premiership play-off final 2nd leg between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on May 31, 2015 in...

Former Rangers defender Bilel Mohsni has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Celtic have made a 'very good' signing in Vakoun Issouf Bayo.

Celtic desperately needed attacking additions heading into the January transfer window, and Brendan Rodgers has now brought in three forwards.

Winger Oliver Burke has joined on loan from West Bromwich Albion, whilst 18-year-old Timothy Weah has come in on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

 

Celtic then struck another deal on Tuesday, signing Dunajska Streda hitman Bayo on a deal until 2023 as they handed him a long-term contract.

Bayo, who turned 22 today, excelled in Slovakia this season, scoring 18 goals in 23 games as well as notching seven assists before making his move to Parkhead.

He only spent a matter of months in Slovakia having arrived from Etoile du Sahel, where he played alongside ex-Rangers villain Mohsni.

Mohsni has now revealed that he knew Bayo would go on to play for a major European club even from the first time he saw the striker in training.

France's defender Lucas Hernandez (R) vies with Ivory Coast's midfielder Vakoum Issouf Bayo (L) during the friendly international U21 football match between France and Ivory-Coast on...

The Tunisian added that Bayo is a 'very good signing', praising his pace and strength whilst suggesting he will fit Scottish football perfectly.

“From the first day I saw him in training I thought ‘wow — this guy will end up playing in Europe'. He was very young then, only 19 but he was playing for the first-team and making a real impact,” said Mohsni. “So it is not a surprise to me that he has now moved to a club of Celtic’s size. I have seen he scored a lot of goals in Slovakia and read that big teams were after him.”

“He will be a very good signing for Celtic, he’s got the qualities you need to play in Scotland.

“He is quick and strong so he will give defences plenty of trouble and I can’t see many people knocking him around. The style of Scottish football will suit him because of his strength. I think it’s a very good signing for Celtic. He is quick and strong so he will give defences plenty of trouble and I can’t see many people knocking him around. The style of Scottish football will suit him because of his strength. I think it’s a very good signing for Celtic,” he added.

General view of Celtic Park during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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