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Davie Selke would give Celtic the kind of edge they’re currently missing

Davie Selke would give Celtic the kind of edge they’re currently missing

Celtic are well on their way to qualifying for the group stages of the UEFA Champions League.

The Hoops have already knocked out Armenian champions Alashkert as they look to play in the group stages for the fifth season in a row. Brendan Rodgers’ side were drawn against Rosenborg and goals from Odsonne Eduoard and Olivier Ntcham handed them the advantage heading into the second-leg. Celtic travel to Norway hoping for a similar result.

The Bhoys have been extremely quiet in the transfer window so far, completing a permanent deal from Eduoard as well as bringing in Scott Bain on a free transfer. With Rangers adding ten new players to their squad, retaining the Scottish Premiership title will be harder than ever. Rodgers needs to open his chequebook sooner rather than later.

One man he should consider is Hertha Berlin forward – Davie Selke. Valued at £10.8m by Transfermarkt, after guiding RB Leipzig to the Bundesliga, he was sold to Hertha following a disappointing first year in Germany’s top division. The German enjoyed his best season to date after establishing himself as a first-team regular.

Selke netted ten goals in just 19 starts in the Bundesliga as well as scoring four goals in just three appearances in the UEFA Europa League. The 23-year-old is an excellent finisher and would bag goals for fun in the SPFL.

Unfortunately, the Germany U21 international suffered a collapsed lung during a collision in pre-season training. Selke is set to be out of action until October which could drive his price tag down. Despite his injury, Selke could become a huge star under Rodgers’ tutelage.

Celtic fans, thoughts?

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