Celtic are ‘in the market’ to bring in a new striker during the summer transfer window, according to reliable journalist Anthony Joseph.
The Lowdown: Crucial summer for Celtic
This feels like a crucial summer in the transfer market at Parkhead, with the Hoops at a point where they could go on to assert long-term superiority in Scotland.
This year’s Premiership title win was memorable but it is now vital that Ange Postecoglou stays put and builds a lasting legacy at the club.
There are some areas of the pitch where Celtic could do with strengthening in the long-term, with attacking reinforcements certainly not going amiss.
The Latest: Joseph makes Celtic transfer claim
Taking to Twitter, Joseph delivered a ‘transfer state of play’ at Celtic, outlining the various positions being targeted and the current scenario regarding each one.
Addressing Celtic’s pursuit of a striker over the summer, he gave a succinct three-word verdict that the Hoops are “in the market” for a new centre-forward.
The Verdict: Makes perfect sense
While Celtic scored their fair share of goals last season, with 92 in the Premiership, they lacked a truly prolific figure leading the line, which occasionally held them back.
Kyogo Furuhashi ended up leading the way with 17 goals, and while that is a decent tally, it does highlight how the Hoops are missing a truly prolific predator at the apex of their attack. For instance, Odsonne Edouard broke the 20-goal barrier in the league alone in the recent past.
Will Postecoglou sign a new deal?
If Postecoglou can acquire the services of a top-class striker, it could take Celtic up another level again, something which may be needed with Champions League football returning to Parkhead in 2022/23.
In other news, Joseph has also confirmed Celtic’s interest in one player. Find out who it is here.
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