It now seems that Boli Bolingoli has a change of heart regarding his future at Celtic as the outcast defender reveals all to his close friend Tuur Dierckx.

The left-back has stated that he wants to stay and fight for a place under Ange Postecoglou rather than moving clubs on a permanent basis.

The Belgian player broke Covid rules last season that saw him sent out on loan to Istanbul Basaksehir where he actually had a decent loan stint.

Now Boli has been waiting for his shot at the first team and the nod from manager Postecoglou.

Bolingoli did make an appearance in that 1-0 defeat against Livingston this season and some fans though he didn’t play too badly.

With only really Taylor as our natural left-back, maybe Boli does deserve to get a shot at more regular football as our squad depth remains thin.

Dierckx said: “He moved to rapid Vienna and then Celtic but I knew the situation as he came back to Antwerp to train on his own, so we went running together. We talked about his situation a lot. He was playing, then he got injured and then he had some problems with the coach.

“He had his loan spell where he played well and said if things didn’t change then he might need to leave. But things have changed and I know he really likes the club and he wants to prove to everyone he is the player they signed last year.

“I’ve heard the manager is very attack-minded and that will suit Boli with his speed and his technical ability. I always played on the left wing but he was a striker when we started out before moving back to left back. He’s can run all day – he’s a machine.”