Celtic must look at recruiting Joel Campbell this summer as a pacey forward

Celtic must look at recruiting Joel Campbell this summer as a pacey forward

Celtic have begun their Champions League qualification in fine fashion, showing that once again they mean business this season regardless of Steven Gerrard’s progress with Rangers. 

Having lost the services of Stuart Armstrong and Patrick Roberts though, despite their early impressive performances, Celtic are more depleted in attack and that has to be solved over the course of the transfer window. Celtic again wish to target domestic success but this season are desperate to push into European competitions and show that they’re capable of challenging the biggest teams in world football.

A top winger who could help provide that ability is Arsenal’s Joel Campbell, a player valued at £2.7 million on Transfermarkt.

The 26-year-old has spent season after season out on-loan and if Arsenal are planning to ship him away once more, Celtic should barge themselves to the front of the cue in order to bag a talented, pacey winger.

Last season, the Costa Rican forwards time was spent on-loan with Real Betis but injury prohibited his progression with the team as he ended the season having made just 8 appearances. His two starts though did allow Campbell to conjure up two goals and an assist, showing the La Liga side that if it wasn’t for injury, Campbell would have been a very helpful player for their team indeed.

He was his countries star of the World Cup in 2014, which prompted Arsenal to buy him but since then his career has quite gone in the direction many thought it would so a move to Celtic could do him the world of good, firstly to get into playing regular football again and also to start banging in the goals once more.

Would this be a good move for Campbell and Celtic… Let us know!

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