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24-year-old hidden gem would be ideal Moussa Dembele replacement if he leaves Celtic this month

Although Celtic have dominated the Scottish top-flight for many years, adding silverware after silverware to the already bulging trophy cabinets at Celtic Park, Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers will never cease to source high-quality players to add to his squad north of the border.

Celtic fans here in The Transfer Tavern are big fans of the former Liverpool boss, who has never failed to deliver since his appointment to the role of head coach in 2016. Regulars around the bar, our Scottish contingent are an excellent bunch to be around, and love nothing more than sharing stories of their trips across Scotland and Europe supporting their beloved side.

Our landlord loves jumping in on the chinwag and talk quickly turns to January transfer deals over a nice cold pint. Fans are keen to see Rodgers bring in another striker in the coming weeks, especially if Moussa Dembele departs this month. Celtic fans love unearthing a hidden gem from one of Europe’s perceived smaller leagues, and our landlord is well aware of the Hoops fans love for a prolific Swedish striker. Utilising all of his knowledge of the Scandinavian league, a recommendation of IFK Norrkoping striker Kalle Holmberg came to the fore.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a wonderful campaign in the Swedish Allsvenskan last year, notching an impressive fourteen goals as his side secured a comfortable mid-table finish. At the perfect age to make the switch to a new league and nation, Rodgers must be keeping tabs on the goalscorer, who is sure to attract attention from across Europe following his exploits in the Swedish top-flight.

The player’s year was no fluke however, with Holmberg having amassed an impressive thirty-one goals in fifty-one appearances since signing for the club from Orebro in 2016. On the verge of a call-up to the Swedish national side, Holmberg will know that with a World Cup on the horizon, a switch to the SPL giants could only work in his favour ahead of boss Janne Andersson’s squad announcement. Come to Scotland and score goals, then Holmberg looks a cert to make the squad. With the inspiration of Henrik Larsson’s phenomenal spell at Celtic to draw upon, Holmberg would surely be ecstatic should Rodgers move for the player.

Celtic fans, would a new striker be welcomed this month? Let us know!

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