Celtic would be getting a proven goal-scorer in Kevin Nisbet
Earlier this morning, more Celtic transfer news emerged, regarding Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet.
According to the Daily Mail’s Stephen McGowan – so often a reliable source for Hoops news – Hibs want £4m for their star man. Nisbet, who made Steve Clarke’s Euro 2020 squad, is also the subject of interest from Swansea, Nottingham Forest and FC Krasnodar [Daily Mail].
Signing forwards from Hibs has, in general, been the right move for Celtic. Anthony Stokes, Leigh Griffiths have shone since making the move from Leith. While there’s the odd Chris Killen or Derek Riordan in the mix, history suggests it’s a fruitful endeavour.
Nisbet, who scored 18 and set up 8 in all competitions last year, would certainly provide Celtic with options. An out-and-out danger in the box, he’s a natural number 9 who will surely see far more goalscoring opportunities at Celtic Park. That’s if he moves; we don’t know what the Bhoys’ response is quite yet.
Definitely an upgrade on either Bayo or Klimala, who left after a year, Nisbet has proven Premiership quality. Whether or not he’s ready for European football, though, is anyone’s guess. His year-on-year improvement in the SPFL indicates there’s plenty of potential in the former Dunfermline man yet, though [Transfermarkt].
Celtic supporters have their say on potential £4m man Kevin Nisbet
Celtic supporters seem generally enthusiastic about bringing the Hibs man to Paradise for 21-22.
On Twitter, the reaction has been typically vibrant:
He’s more ready than griffiths IMO
— conor carr (@conorcarr2) July 2, 2021
Starting all day long
— Gerard Green (@GerryGreener31) July 2, 2021
Take. He’s consistently scored goals all through his career and every time he has had to make the step to the next level he has delivered, so he quite clearly improves his game season after season and buying him now is the perfect stage in his career to take the next step up.
— Keith Robertson (@Krobertson5808) July 2, 2021
£4 mill, bargain
— Matthew McCarthy (@fattmatt31) July 2, 2021
I expected hibs to want more for Nisbet but 4 million is a snip and he clearly wants the move so get it done Celtic.
— Reiss 🏴 (@ReissFerguson) July 2, 2021
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— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) July 2, 2021
— TheHoops🍀 (@67_Celtic_1888) July 2, 2021
Same amount of goals as mpappe at the euros worth it
— HATSUNE MIKU CSC (again)🇺🇦🇮🇹 (@bloxyMiku) July 2, 2021
If he scores the goals that win us back the title 4m is peanuts! He has proven he can score goals in this league and with the chances Celtic create he should easily get 25+
— angie campbell (@angie647) July 2, 2021
no brainer surely
— ärrøn 🇩🇰 (@Arron1Smith) July 2, 2021
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