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Andy Carroll the kind of statement signing Celtic desperately need to make

Andy Carroll the kind of statement signing Celtic desperately need to make

Speculation continues to persist that Moussa Dembele could leave Celtic before the end of the transfer window.

The French forward has attracted interest from Premier League clubs in recent seasons but looked set to stay at Celtic Park. However, the latest reports suggest that Lyon are interested in signing the forward before Friday’s transfer deadline. The 22-year-old missed training on Wednesday with a return to his homeland looking increasingly likely.

Dembele’s departure will come as a huge blow to the Hoops at a difficult time in the season. Celtic were knocked out of the Champions League and need to beat FK Suduva if they are to reach the group stages of the Europa League. Luckily for Brendan Rodgers, he still has time to replace him.

One man he should target is West Ham striker – Andy Carroll. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, Carroll was once considered one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League after bursting on to the scene with Newcastle. He later moved to Liverpool for £35m but was then sold to West Ham after a dismal spell. Injuries have hampered his progress with the Hammers and never allowed him to leave his mark at the club.

With just one-year remaining on his contract, Manuel Pellegrini cut decide to cut his losses with the forward which could see Celtic pick up a great deal. Carroll has bags of experience in the Premier League, and 55 goals in 199 appearances is a respectable return. A switch to Celtic Park could be just what he needs to get his career back on track and force himself into Gareth Southgate’s England squad.

When back to full fitness, Carroll could fire Celtic to their ninth consecutive SPFL title.

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