Celtic should seize on the Dominic Solanke uncertainty and launch their own bid for the forward.
The England under-21 striker has just seen a loan move to Crystal Palace fall through. This is due to a concern over his fitness, and that could be enough to put several suitors off.
The Hoops, however, could easily make an audacious loan bid of their own and have a look for themselves. Despite the fitness concerns, you only have to look at John Hartson to know that you can never trust one medical alone.
Added to that, Rangers have also been strongly interested in a move for the forward for months. The Ibrox side were even interested in him at the start of the season before Jurgen Klopp refused to let him leave.
With the German now seemingly happy to let it happen this month, Celtic could provide a real blow to their title-rivals here. Solanke is available, costs nothing, and would easily add some real competition to Odsonne Edouard.
Celtic are in the market for two strikers. Timothy Weah is just about sealed, whilst Vakoun Issouf Bayo is also the subject of keen interest.
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Solanke, however, has better pedigree than the latter, albeit would have to arrive on a loan-deal – something that could put many supporters off.
The Hoops were interested in the English forward before he signed for Liverpool 18 months ago. Since then, however, Solanke has bagged just one goal for the Anfield side. He’s also yet to feature for the Kop club this term.
It’s difficult to see why Celtic shouldn’t make an offer for the striker. Fitness concerns are irrelevant until the club do their own examination. He would also instantly be one of the best strikers in Scotland should he sign up.
It would count as a real statement of intent towards Rangers, and Solanke would add proper strength in depth.
As it stands, there’s been no rumours of Celtic making a bid for the striker. It’s likely that Rangers try to seize on the uncertainty themselves given their high interest.
Given the strikers Celtic have already been linked with heading into January, however, they could do a lot worse than Solanke.