Celtic are considering making a move for Sparta Prague winger David Moberg Karlsson in January, according to reports.
Karlsson to Parkhead?
The 26-year-old has faced Neil Lennon’s side twice this season in the Europa League and was on the winning side on both occasions, and is now being ‘watched closely’ by the Bhoys’ Head of Football Operations, Nick Hammond.
That is according to Czech news website isport, who claim Celtic are interested in Karlsson, who made four appearances for Kilmarnock while on loan from Sunderland in 2014. Throughout his professional career, he has scored 43 times for four different clubs.
Karlsson terrorised Jeremie Frimpong during one Europa League encounter, racking up an assist and three shots at the Hoops’ goal, leading to a rather impressive 7.8 rating. Frimpong mustered just a 6.6 rating, struggling to cope with the directness and creativity of the Swede (Whoscored).
With his current club, the former Sweden international has scored 11 goals and provided 14 assists from 55 appearances, accumulating a total of 3,017 minutes of game time (TransferMarkt).
Transfer Tavern Verdict
With two assists from six Europa League games this season, Karlsson could be the creative player that Lennon is looking for.
Celtic have fallen behind arch-rivals Rangers in their hunt for 10-in-a-row. The Bhoys will need all of the inventive assets they can get their hands on, especially with James Forrest only just nearing a return to training.
Time will tell whether Lennon opts to bid for the £1.53m-rated attacker. But whatever happens, the Irish tactician needs to bring in fresh faces this month.
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