Thomas Henry could be a real difference-maker at Celtic
French striker Thomas Henry has lit up Celtic Twitter this morning, after the OH Leuven star was linked with a £7m move [Sun].
Firstly, his physical attributes have caught the eye. At 6’4″, Henry offers a different prospect up top. Alongside Kyogo Furuhashi, or with the Japanese forward playing off him, there’s reason to get excited by the possibilities.
However, Thomas Henry isn’t some big lump up front. While, undoubtedly, he is an aerial threat [WhoScored?], there’s more to his game than that. Composed on the ball, and more than willing to facilitate, Henry set up 5 goals last season, with 1.3 key passes per 90 in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League [WhoScored?].
Like Furuhashi, Henry is 26. And, again like Furuhashi, he would arrive in hot form if he came to Celtic. Already, he’s got 3 in 3 [Transfermarkt]. Not exactly bad going.
At a reported £7m, it’d be quite an investment by Celtic standards. But as we said months ago, Thomas Henry has the tools to either replace Odsonne Edouard, or provide a fantastic back-up option.
Celtic supporters react to Thomas Henry speculation
Celtic supporters sounded excited about the potential move. His strike rate and physical tools are seen by many as reason to believe Thomas Henry would represent good business.
Liking this Thomas Henry link. Got a decent goalscoring record at his current club.. Would be a welcome addition for when Eddy departs. Good to see us planning ahead for a change before we sell 👍🏼🍀— @OnlyCeltic (@OnlyCeltic1888) August 10, 2021
Sign Henry, sell Eddy and sort defence now….and Lovric plz mr Celtic xx— Neil🇮🇹🇮🇹 (@NeilD_88) August 10, 2021
It’s not as if we don’t have the cash🤷🏼♂️…— TheHoops🍀🏴🇮🇹 (@67_Celtic_1888) August 10, 2021
TBH I don’t think the board have a choice, the fans are 100% behind Ange…
He wants players & so do we…
The fact Eddy’s been dropped tells me he’s pretty much gone.
Henry is the type of striker we need🍀
Thomas Henry would be an interesting one if the rumours were true— Kyle (@Kyle_Celtic_) August 9, 2021
Currently our strike force consists of:
Kyogo- 5ft 7
Henry standing at 6ft 4 would be unlike any striker we currently have and could offer us a valuable offensive asset going forward
Thomas Henry wow i hope this rumour is serious 🇫🇷— Celtic France (@Celtic_FR) August 9, 2021
Thomas Henry. Get him in. Big striker who scores goals. Different option. Big Jan x McDonald vibes with him partnering Kyogo.— Kieran (@Kieran_Celtic) August 9, 2021