Life is pretty good amongst the Celtic fans here in the Transfer Tavern right now, who are hopeful that Brendan Rodgers can ensure the Hoops play continental football after the Christmas period through means of the Europa League.
Indeed, the side will battle Anderlecht for the third spot in their Champions League group, as well as contest the Scottish League Cup Final over the next few weeks, so it promises to be a big few weeks for our punters clad in green and white here.
With that in mind, there’s nothing quite like a nice transfer rumour to enjoy. According to Russian outlet Tribuna (who source author and host of the “Dnipro Football” program, Anatoly Shinkarenko), the Glasgow giants are amongst the clubs keen on a move for Ukrainian youngster Artem Dovbyk.
The 20-year-old forward is currently plying his trade with FC Dnipro in his country’s second tier, though is thought to soon be out of contract there, reportedly attracting interest from across Europe. Both Celtic and Bundesliga outfit Augsburg are said to be keen on the striker, who has previously been called up for the national side, though did not make an appearance.
Well, the last striker Celtic took a risk on certainly worked out well, with Moussa Dembele one of the most exciting young forwards in Europe. With 12 goals in 12 games thus far, Dovbyk obviously knows where the back of the net is and could prove another transfer masterstroke.