Celtic will be in the market for a new striker during the upcoming January transfer window.
Brendan Rodgers confirmed that the Hoops would look to ease the goalscoring burden currently on the shoulders of Odsonne Edouard. The former PSG man has been hugely impressive since making his move to Celtic Park permanent in the summer but remains the only recognised striker at the club. With Leigh Griffiths out for the foreseeable future due to personal problems, an injury to Edouard could ruin Celtic’s season.
The January transfer window is just around the corner giving the Northern Irishman the perfect opportunity to add to his forward line.
A perfect addition to his squad would be Liverpool outcast – Dominic Solanke. Valued at £9m by Transfermarkt, the youngster progressed through the youth ranks at Chelsea and was tipped for a bright future at the club. After impressing on loan with Vitesse, Solanke was expected to break through to the first-team but was never given a chance to impress and instead joined Liverpool on a free transfer last summer.
Solanke made plenty of appearances from the bench under Jurgen Klopp, scoring once in the Premier League. However, with Liverpool strengthening heavily in the summer and Daniel Sturridge enjoying a revitalised role as a super sub, the England U21 international has slipped down the pecking order. The youngster failed to even make the bench during Liverpool’s recent victory over Manchester United – Klopp will surely be looking to loan the forward out to get regular game time under his belt after watching Harry Wilson thrive at Derby County.
A tall, powerful forward – the 21-year-old would be the perfect fit for Rodgers’ system at Parkhead. Strong in the air but also great on the ball, Solanke would be a nightmare for Scottish defences. Due to the lack of appearances so far, the forward will be desperate to get playing again and will be hungry for goals.
Returning to his former club in the New Year could prove to be a wise decision from Rodgers.
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