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Celtic: Hoops backed to sign Alexandre Mendy

Celtic: Hoops backed to sign Alexandre Mendy -Celtic News

Celtic will attempt to sign Alexandre Mendy in the summer transfer window, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

The Lowdown: Mendy shines for Caen

The 28-year-old attacker has enjoyed an impressive season for Ligue 2 side Caen, averaging a goal every other game with 16 strikes in 32 appearances.

Celtic have been linked with a move for Mendy in the past few weeks, with Ange Postecoglou now focusing on strengthening his squad ahead of next season.

It looks set to be a transfer that could be revisited in the summer, following a fresh claim.

The Latest: Celtic backed to make Mendy move

Speaking to GiveMeSport, O’Rourke talked up the idea of Mendy making the switch to Parkhead, alluding to previous swoops for the likes of Odsonne Edouard and Christopher Jullien from France.

The journalist said:

“It’s been a successful market for Celtic in the past, them raiding the French market, and maybe they’ll be hoping they could have more success if they do decide to pursue a move for Mendy as well.

“He looks like a talented player, and Postecoglou is planning ahead and looking to strengthen his squad with their Champions League football in mind next season.”

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The Verdict: Shrewd acquisition

While some may turn their nose up at Mendy given that he’s playing second-tier football in France, he is a seven-cap Guinea-Bissau international, while his scoring record for Caen speaks for itself.

He is someone who could add real firepower in the final third for Celtic, with only Liel Abada (10) reaching double figures for goals in the Premiership this season among Postecoglou’s current squad.

The lure of Champions League football will surely turn Mendy’s head if the Hoops make a bid – with all due respect to Cean, a move to Parkhead would surely be considered a step up for the 28-year-old.

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