Football Insider pundit Paul Robinson thinks Sunderland striker Charlie Wyke would be a good signing for Celtic, amid recent links.
The Lowdown: Celtic’s interest
The Hoops were credited with an interest in the 28-year-old last month, while former Celtic man Mark Wilson claimed the club were keen on bringing the forward to Parkhead.
Sunderland have since been knocked out of the League One playoffs by Lincoln City, with the Black Cats set for a fourth consecutive season in the third tier.
The Latest: Sunderland’s talks, Robinson reacts
Sunderland revealed on their official website on Tuesday that they are in talks with Wyke over his future at the club.
Following that development, Robinson, 41, was asked by Football Insider if Wyke would be a good addition at Celtic Park:
“Charlie Wyke would definitely be a risk-free signing.
“I think he would be (a) great addition to the squad but he is certainly not the man to replace Edouard. He is not on that level.
“Celtic need to have a big summer this season and replacing Edouard will be one of the biggest challenges.”
The Verdict: A smart signing?
In our opinion, bringing Wyke to Celtic Park on a potential free transfer could be a shrewd piece of business by the Hoops.
Odsonne Edouard wants to leave the club this summer, so he’ll need replacing. Meanwhile, Leigh Griffiths’ future is up in the air and winger Mohamed Elyounoussi will return to Southampton, so Celtic may lose a lot of their firepower in front of goal.
Wyke has shown, albeit in League One, that he can find the back of the net with ease, so he could be a handy player to have around for the 2021/22 season.
Of course, the Hoops will need more attacking additions, but starting with the arrival of Wyke could be a solid starting point in a cut-price deal.
In other news: Alan Nixon provides 6-word update on Celtic’s Eddie Howe move, find out more here.
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