Chris Sutton comments on Celtic forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo

Celtic's Ivorian forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo is given a yellow card by Spanish referee Jose Maria Sanchez during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Rennes (stade Rennais...

Vakoun Issouf Bayo has been at Celtic since January 2019.

Celtic's Ivorian forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo is given a yellow card by Spanish referee Jose Maria Sanchez during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Rennes (stade Rennais...

Chris Sutton has suggested in The Daily Record that Celtic forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo is not the finished article yet.

The former Celtic striker, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport and BT Sport, has suggested that at this stage of his career, Bayo is hit and miss.

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Sutton has said that the Ivory Coast international cannot be relied upon in big games.

Sutton wrote in The Daily Record: “It’s a tricky one with Vakoun Issouf Bayo as well. He looks like the kind of player who could score a goal of the season contender one minute and then produce a miss of the season the next.

“He’s still very raw and very much a work in progress. There’s no way he’s at the stage where Lennon can hang his hat on him in a big game.”

Pundit and ex-Celtic player Chris Sutton looks on prior to the Betfred Cup Final between Celtic and Aberdeen at Hampden Park on December 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Work in progress

Bayo has been on the books of Celtic since January 2019 when he moved from Slovakian club DAC Dunajska Streda for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Record to be worth £2 million and when Brendan Rodgers - now in charge of Premier League club Leicester City - was the manager of the Hoops.

The Ivory Coast international has yet to establish himself in the Glasgow giants’ first team, but the 22-year-old does have the potential and the talent to make it big at Celtic Park.

With Neil Lennon’s side aiming to win the domestic treble and make an impact in the Europa League, Bayo will have a role to play for the Bhoys this season.

Celtic's Ivorian forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo leaves the pitch after receiving a red card during the UEFA Europa League Group E football match between Rennes (stade Rennais FC)  and Celtic...

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