Celtic have scouted Clermont striker Adrian Grbic this season, according to website TEAMtalk.

The outlet says that Crystal Palace and Brighton are leading the way to sign the prolific forward but that the Scottish champions have been checking on his progress too, alongside rivals Rangers.

Grbic has been one of the most lethal strikers in the French second-tier this season, scoring 17 goals. Only Tino Kadewere of Le Havre has found the back of the net more often (Transfermarkt).

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A former Austrian U21 international, the forward appears destined for greater things at 23 years of age.

Right now Celtic are well-stocked for strikers, with Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths showing excellent form, backed up by the little-seen Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Bayo.

 

However, it makes sense that the club were keeping tabs on emerging attackers across the continent prior to the suspension of football.

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Our striking situation is one which could quickly change.

Right now, the club’s focus will likely be entirely on the ongoing public health crisis, which has plunged leagues around Europe into crisis.

Austrian forward Adrian Grbic is said to be of interest to Celtic

Austrian forward Adrian Grbic is said to be of interest to Celtic / (Photo by Johannes Schedl/SEPA.Media /Getty Images)

It’s unlikely we’ll be hearing of any signings early in the transfer window, whenever that now opens.

However, he is a player worth keeping on your radar over the next 12 months or so.

If he’s regularly banging them in Ligue 2, then there’s every chance he could show something in the Scottish Premiership as well.

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