Scottish football journalist Anthony Joseph has revealed that Celtic are now ‘in contact’ over the possibility of signing Jordan Larsson on a free transfer.
The Lowdown: Out of contract
The 25-year-old is currently a free agent, having had his contract at Russian club Spartak Moscow terminated due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The Sweden international is the son of Hoops legend Henrik Larsson, and he could potentially now follow in the footsteps of his father by signing for Ange Postecoglou’s side this summer.
The Latest: Celtic ‘in contact’ over Larsson
Taking to Twitter, Joseph has revealed that Celtic have been ‘in contact’ with Larsson’s representatives over a potential move, although there is ‘plenty of interest’ in the striker.
The Sky Sports reporter tweeted: “The reps of striker Jordan Larsson have been in contact with a number of clubs across Europe, including Celtic & Nottingham Forest. He’s a free agent after his contract was terminated at Spartak Moscow. Understood to be plenty of interest from EPL, Bundesliga & Serie A clubs.”
The Verdict: No-brainer
To sign Larsson without paying a penny is surely a no-brainer for the Bhoys.
Dubbed a ‘great talent‘ by his father’s former Sweden team-mate Marcus Allback, the 25-year-old managed 27 goals and nine assists in 83 games in total over all competitions for Spartak across the last three seasons (Transfermarkt).
Should Celtic sign Larsson?
He is capable of playing anywhere across the front line and can even drop deeper into midfield (Transfermarkt), so he would offer Postecoglou that extra versatility which could be so useful throughout the campaign.
Nonetheless, with so much competition for his signature, this is a deal that the Premiership champions need to get wrapped up as soon as they can.
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