Discussion amongst Celtic fans regarding what kind of striker Neil Lennon will look to bring in this January is fierce.
That leaves space for another to arrive in Glasgow and speculation surrounding one second-tier star has again emerged this weekend.
The Scottish Sun report that Head of Football Operations Nick Hammond was in place to watch Dundee United forward Lawrence Shankland net a superb hat-trick against next week’s Celtic opponents Partick Thistle.
Meanwhile, The Daily Record say that English Championship side Queens Park Rangers were also in attendance to specifically check out the free-scoring Scotland international.
He’s netted 24 goals in 24 appearances for United so far this season, putting his side on the brink of promotion to the Scottish Premiership once again.
Although there are question marks about his ability to compete at top-flight level, that consistency in scoring has alerted some supporters to the player.
There are definitely those uninspired by the prospect of him making a switch to Celtic Park, but others feel that he could be an eventual successor to Leigh Griffiths, who is struggling for fitness and form this season.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on it all this weekend…
Celtic fans saying "no" to Shankland, why? The boy is a goal machine and deserves a shot at the top. Played a handful of games as a youngster at Aberdeen. Bet there gutted now.
— Connor Stuart (@Conskins) January 11, 2020
get shankland signed… it's not rocket science celtic
— peter macdonald (@petermacdonald5) January 11, 2020
Boy knows how to score goals, in reality does the average Celtic fan know if the foreign targets such as Sporar are any better? My guess is the majority don’t, I certainly don’t.
— AlanMacLabhruinn (@Divitbhoy) January 11, 2020
I wouldn't mind him signing for Celtic, I think he'd be a decent replacement to Griff, he's a much better player now than the one at Aberdeen 5 years ago.
— Ryan (@ryan7uk) January 11, 2020
He's definitely worth taking a chance on, seen the game he came on for Scotland & had a few decent touches, better player's around him creating him more chances, the boy certainly knows where the back of the net is. I wouldn't be disappointed with this if it happened.
— Patrick Higgins (@hoopy_1888) January 12, 2020
He was superb today. Not just his goals but his link up play, movement and work rate. In staying that it was against a poor Partick Thistle. He would do a job against most Prem teams and give Eddy a rest, if signed would probably be a Griffiths replacement
— Gary H (@Garyham67) January 11, 2020
To be honest would rather sign him than an unknown foreign player.
— Craig Hasell (@CraigHasell1888) January 11, 2020
Although he flourishing in a lesser league he knows where the goals are, remember how long it took Griff to be given his opportunity at our level, Hibs twice, Dundee & Wolves at a lower league…worth a punt in my opinion…
— James Roy (@JamesRo67483580) January 11, 2020
Miles better than Bayo
— GovanBhoy87 (@Govanbhoy87) January 11, 2020