Celtic boss Neil Lennon has refused to rule out singing another striker in the current transfer window, the Glasgow Times reports.
The Hoops are well-stocked with strikers at the club. Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths, Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Bayo are all part of the first-team.
However, Lennon has indicated that if the circumstances were correct, the club would not be averse to adding another striker to the squad, indeed he has declared the striking position as ‘the most important position’.
“We will pursue it”
“I think it’s the most important position on the pitch. We have had a few injuries and a few absentees in that department so if there is a quality one available, and we think it’s the right thing to do, we will pursue it.” Lennon said, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.
Lennon’s comments will certainly intrigue the Celtic support. On the face of it, there seems to be no need to sign another striker.
Four is usually enough in the first-team for a club like Celtic. However, recent events have shown that the club do seem to be on the lookout for another attacker.
Hoops linked with striker
The Hoops have been linked with a move for Peterborough forward Ivan Toney. STV journalist Raman Bhardwaj recently reported on Twitter that Celtic remained keen on signing the striker even though the club had a bid turned down for the player.
Celtic’s interest in Peterborough striker Ivan Toney remains strong. They had a bid turned down for the striker last week. Toney scored 26 goals from 39 games in an (incomplete) season for Peterborough.
— Raman Bhardwaj (@ramanbhardwajTV) July 30, 2020
Perhaps a striker might have to leave the club before any new additions arrive at the squad. You would imagine that player will most likely be Vakoun Bayo. He seems to be fourth choice striker at the club at the moment.
However, as Lennon has indicated, if Celtic feel that a move for another striker is worth making, then it seems like the club will go ahead and attempt to sign the player.
It looks like it might be a case of watch this space when it comes to Celtic and signing strikers in the next few weeks.
In other news, Celtic are reportedly one of a number of clubs interested in signing a Newcastle attacker