May 2009 Archives
It finally appears that the long-running (and very boring) Bobo Balde saga might be drawing to a close.
The Celtic outcast has had as many links to the West Midlands as Kevin Phillips - yet the Guinea defender has probably never set foot in the region.
That may be about to change with the 33-year-old finally looking closer to sealing a move to Blues that was originally mooted 12 months ago as his contract at Parkheard enters its final weeks.
In the last year Balde, who has also been heavily linked to Villa and Wolves in the past, has been happy to take his £30,000-a-week salary while enjoying the odd kickabout with Celtic's youth team (as well as continuing to develop his love of photography, as has been suggested by sources in Scotland).
Why anybody would want to sign a player with a proven track record of being a troublesome character remains to be seen, but Big Eck obviously has faith in the big African.