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Celtic: Club identify Shon Weissman as a possible Odsonne Edouard replacement

With current on form striker Odsonne Edouard being constantly linked to other footballing sides like Arsenal, it would be a good idea for Celtic to have a replacement in mind just in case the Frenchman does leave, and it is being reported that Shon Weissman is a forward that they are keeping tabs on.

It is being suggested that he is a potential option should Edouard move on, which highlights that the player is unlikely to sign if Edouard stays at the club, per The Telegraph.

Weissman currently plays in Austria for Bundesliga side Wolfsberger AC, and is only 24 years-old but clearly has an eye for the net as he has managed 29 goals in 30 appearances in all competitions this term including the UEFA Europa League, per Transfermarkt.

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How many goals did Chris Sutton score for the club?

This is an impressive tally for the forward to boast no matter where he plays and makes you wonder whether he could replicate that kind of form in the Scottish Premiership with Neil Lennon’s Celtic.

Weissman, who is a 4-time Israel international, is entering the final year of his contract having joined from Maccabi Haifa on a free transfer in July 2019.

This could be an ideal option for the club to keep their eyes on, as he looks to be a real gem given the amount of goals he has netted this season and his relatively young age. However, the idea of being part of the Celts squad that won ten titles in a row, something that has never ever happened in Scottish football, per talkSPORT, may tempt Edouard to stay, which would therefore mean a deal for Weissman is unlikely.

There is no doubt that the Bhoys would love to keep the Frenchman, his 21 goals in 27 Premiership appearances, per Transfermarkt, emphasise that he is crucial to the club. No matter what type of striker they have in mind to replace him, he would certainly be a hard act to follow.

Hoops, do the club need to do everything to make sure Edouard stays? Comment below!

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