If his manager is correct, he will be the name on the lips of the Celtic support on a more regular basis in the months and seasons which lie ahead.
Having just turned 22, Balde is still a "baby" in the words of his boss.
Yet, Lennon has seen enough in the Portuguese forward to predict a decent future ahead of him at Celtic and, Balde has benefitted from being on the receiving end of extra tuition from the Celtic manager.
"I have spoken to the manager and he knows what he is doing," said the striker. "He has already been working with me to help me be the player that I know I can be.
"Since I came here the manager has been working with me to help me improve on certain things like my movement, my finishing and in general he has been showing me how to be a better attacker.
"I trust him. I think I am improving here."
Balde's potential has been seen only in glimpses this season, but the player has not been perturbed at the lack of first-team games.
He has featured just once from the start, with his other appearances restricted to climbing off the bench.
Despite the obvious queue in front of him, though, the player is satisfied his career is moving in the right direction and he remains optimistic that in the long-term he will be a regular in Lennon's side.
Certainly, with Celtic so far unbeaten in the SPFL this season but still juggling the demands of the Champions League, there is a suspicion Lennon may opt in the coming months to utilise his squad for domestic games, especially once international matches are also factored in.
That may give Balde further chances to show what he is capable of.
And the striker has maintained he is fully committed to becoming a better player with Celtic.
"I need time to fit in and adapt," he said. "I think good players can play anywhere, it doesn't matter if that is in Scotland or elsewhere in Europe.
"I won't give up easily. It is a matter of time before I can fit in here at Celtic. I am very happy and I am working every day to become better and be the player I think I can be.
"I knew that I was coming to a big club and that there would be a lot of competition for places. I am ambitious to play and I think I can get to that level but I am happy here.
"It has not been a problem for me. I understand the boss and I think I am getting better.
"It was difficult at first because I did not understand the language and the style of play was quite different.
"But with time these things become more easy. It is difficult coming to a new club and playing with new players but I am getting used to playing alongside the likes of Georgios Samaras, Anthony Stokes and Kris Commons."
Celtic will prepare for next week's crunch tie in Amsterdam against Ajax by taking on Dundee United this weekend, with Balde perhaps eyeing a place for the game against Jackie McNamara's side.
With Samaras injured he may well find himself elevated into a starting position, but his ultimate ambition is to be trusted enough to be handed a jersey for the European occasions.
"I dream in playing in one of those games and I am working hard to make those dreams a reality," said the striker.
"The fans in those games, the atmosphere is incredible and I have already been telling everyone back home about that.
"But it motivates me to work even harder so I can be a part of it and to get to a stage where I can play in those games."
And while Balde's lofty aims of featuring on the prestigious stage of the Champions League may seem some time away, he is content to bide his time and keep faith with his manager.
Lennon has repeatedly spoken highly of the player and of his attitude in training and there will be no demands or angry knocks on Lennon's door from Balde.
"It is up to the coach," he said. "He knows what he wants. I am here to do what I can, to learn, to work hard but the manager makes the decisions.
"It is always going to be difficult at a club like this to come and be in the team immediately. You have to be patient and you have to be prepared to work hard."