One of the most interesting things to come out of Celtic’s recent AGM was when manager Neil Lennon was discussing players he could sign in the January transfer window.
The Hoops boss suggested that one position he would be looking to make a signing in is that of a striker. That would make sense, as the Hoops have at times this season been left with only one fit striker. In fact, at the moment, the only fit striker is Leigh Griffiths, and he has only just returned from months out injured.
Temporary answer to problems
However, Celtic may have found a temporary answer to their striking issues in the form of Lewis Morgan. The winger played as a striker in the recent match against Rennes, and he scored in Celtic’s 3-1 victory.
The fact that he has shown he can play as a striker means that Morgan could feature for the Hoops more often this season. Despite the emergence of Morgan, Celtic should still look to add another attacker to their squad in January.
There is no guarantee that Morgan will be as successful for the Hoops the next time he plays as a striker, if he ever plays as one again.
Sensible move to make squad addition
With the fitness issues that Griffiths, Vakoun Issouf Bayo and Odsonne Edouard have had this season bringing in another striker is a sensible move.
What will be interesting is if any deal is a loan move or a permanent one. Perhaps a loan move would be more beneficial, as there is no guarantee that the new signing would be a first pick for the Hoops. You have to imagine that Odsonne Edouard will remain as the first choice striker for the time being.
Celtic don’t meed to make that signings during the January window. The squad is very strong. But a striker is one that should come in to the club.