Celtic are ‘unlikely’ to sign Sweden attacker Jordan Larsson during the summer transfer window, reliable journalist Anthony Joseph has reported.
The Lowdown: Celtic linked with Larsson move
Ange Postecoglou is still working hard on making new signings at Parkhead this summer as his side prepare for an exciting return to the Champions League with two new faces in Benjamin Siegrist and Alexandro Bernabei already joining the three loans made permanent.
Larsson, son of Bhoys legend Henrik Larsson, is another player who has been linked with a move to the Hoops in recent weeks, being viewed as someone who can add extra end product in the final third.
The forward has scored once in seven caps for Sweden and is now a free agent after his Spartak Moscow contract expired.
The Latest: Joseph drops update
Taking to Twitter on Monday night, however, Joseph claimed that Larsson is highly unlikely to join Celtic despite ‘contact with the Hoops’:
“UPDATE: It’s looking increasingly unlikely that Celtic will offer a contract to forward Jordan Larsson. His reps made contact with the Hoops – as well as a number of clubs, including Nottingham Forest. Larsson weighing up options with interest from England, Germany & Italy.”
The Verdict: Time to look elsewhere
This is a clear blow for Celtic, considering Larsson is someone with undoubted pedigree, given his international stature and record of 27 goals in 83 games for Spartak.
Will Postecoglou sign a new deal?
Postecoglou now needs to look elsewhere for an attacking reinforcements, as he looks to make the Hoops more potent next season, bringing in someone capable of scoring regularly.
No player netted more than 13 goals in the Scottish Premiership for Celtic in 2021/22, so signing a player capable of hitting 20+ could inspire them to more domestic glory and increase their chances of holding their own in Europe.
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