It seems that signing a striker is going to be high on Celtic’s agenda in the January transfer window. The Hoops have been linked with a move for a Europa League forward.
The Daily Mail is reporting that Celtic scouted Slovan Bratislava striker Andraz Sporar in their recent Europa League defeat to Braga. Sporar scored in the 4-2 defeat, which might have impressed the watching scout.
The report goes on to claim that the player is rated at £5 million. Sporar has scored five goals in six games in the Europa League group stage this season. That could well be a reason that Celtic are interested in the player, ahead of when the Hoops return to action in the last 32 of the competition in February.
Hoops seemingly keen on strikers
It seems that striker is a position that Celtic are actively looking to add to in January. The Hoops have also been linked with a move for Union Berlin’s Sebastian Andersson recently.
If Sporar is who Celtic want to sign in January, then the club should be able to afford his reported transfer fee. The likes of Christopher Jullien and Odsonne Edouard cost more than £5 million.
Celtic are in need of another striker, it can’t be denied. The Hoops were recently forced to play Lewis Morgan as a makeshift striker in a few games. Even though he did quite well, that is not his position.
Had issues with strikers so far this season
The only forward who has been in good form this season is Odsonne Edouard, and even he has had some injury issues.
Therefore, it is not a shock that Celtic look to be in the market for a striker. A £5 million signing in January would be a statement of intent by the Hoops. It would show that they are willing to spend to get success in both domestic and European football.
If Sporar is the player that Neil Lennon wants, then Celtic should make a move as soon as the transfer window opens.