Jean-Pierre Nsame talks about his future as Celtic look on with interest

By Euan Davidson

April 29, 2021

Cameroonian scoring sensation has Jean-Pierre Nsame has talked about his future after being linked to Celtic.

The Young Boys striker, 27, has had a fantastic season, scoring 25 goals in all competitions. It’s not a one-off campaign, either: Nsame scored 32 in as many league games for the Bern side in 19-20 [Transfermarkt]. If that wasn’t a big enough indication of his prowess in front of goal, consider this: he’s scored 97 goals and made 26 assists in 169 outings for YB.

That’s unreal.

TEAMtalk linked the striker to Celtic earlier this week, as well as Newcastle United, West Ham United and Southampton. However, Nsame is used to European competition – something that isn’t guaranteed at our Premier League counterparts.

Nsame told Africa Foot United:

“I am still [signed] to Young Boys, even if I want to join an even higher level.

“When I make a decision, I know why I am making it. It is not to please that I stay at YB. I am a man of projects and I will not go for a one-shot. But if there is something for everyone, then I will be open to a departure. I still have room for improvement.”

Jean-Pierre Nsame celebrates scoring yet another for Young Boys / (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Jean-Pierre Nsame: a more than interesting name for Celtic

Young Boys have a team full of utter talents. Previously, we’ve suggested that Celtic ought to look at Mo Camara, the 23-year-old Guinean centre-back.

At 27, theoretically Nsame will be reaching his peak. If so, that’s frightening, because the guy scores for fun in the Swiss top-flight. Admittedly, so did Albian Ajeti, but Nsame’s record in European competition is an indication of his qualities in big matches.

Posta reckon it’ll take about €7m to prise Nsame from the four-in-a-row Swiss champions. Facing competition from the Premier League as well as Turkey and Italy, Celtic will undoubtedly have to spend a fair wedge on the Cameroon international. However, if he’s able to score at the volumes he’s managed for Young Boys, that fee pays itself.

While Odsonne Edouard has still managed a 20-goal season, he’ll most likely leave in the summer. Patryk Klimala has left the club, with Leigh Griffiths and Albian Ajeti also facing uncertain futures.

A landmark, bona fide goal scorer is a key piece for Celtic’s rebuild. Nsame, undoubtedly, fits the criteria.

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