Celtic have been linked with a variety of talent over the last few weeks as Neil Lennon considers what his squad needs in the January transfer window.

From Tino Kadewere to Andraz Sporar, the rumour mill is abuzz with chatter about who the Scottish champions might be looking to add.

Hoops assistant manager John Kennedy has also told reporters that the club are looking to bring in a forward as quickly as possible.

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One name that came up before Christmas was Tyrese Campbell.

It was reported by The Daily Record that we had been tracking the player, who is out of contract at the end of the season.

His status means he would be available for a fairly cheap compensation fee only, similar to the deal that brought Moussa Dembele to the club from Fulham.



To be perfectly honest, it was a fairly uninspiring link given his limited game time for Stoke this season, scoring just a solitary goal at the time of the report.

Festive form shows promise

Recently though he’s been enjoying himself in the Potters’ team, scoring three goals in three over Christmas and New Year, while also registering an assist.

His performance in a 5-2 victory over Huddersfield Town was particularly impressive, with that game something of a must-win fixture for Michael O’Neill’s men. He scored two of his four goals this term in that one.

Reported Celtic target Tyrese Campbell

Reported Celtic target Tyrese Campbell / (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Notably from Celtic’s perspective, he was used in a wide right position for that match, netting his others playing as a central striker.

That kind of versatility right now is appealing, with any attacker signing likely not going to displace Odsonne Edouard in the starting eleven.

If we can land a player that can compete and provide cover as a striker, while also potentially challenging James Forrest, that would be an excellent piece of business.

A strong, powerful forward with apparent versatility, potentially available on the cheap? That kind of transfer sounds like a winner in every respect.

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