Celtic in advance talks for £5m-rated striker with 20 goals in 26 games

Celtic have been confirmed as being in advance talks with Slovan Bratislava over a move for Andraz Sporar.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon confirmed last month that the clubs had held preliminary talks regarding the striker’s availability, and Sporar has since been named as one of his side’s targets for January on multiple occasions.

And according to a report from Sunday Post, the tabloid confirms talks between Celtic and Slovan have continued for the £5-million forward.

The report reads:

“Having watched his £9-million man, Odsonne Edouard, forced to carry too much of the load in the first half of the season, the Celtic manager has moved swiftly to bring in reinforcements. Talks are underway with his top target, £5m-rated Slovan Bratislava star, Andraz Sporar.”

The report confirming talks are still ongoing over a move for Sporar will come as hugely positive news for many Celtic supporters.

A number of Hoops fans agree to the fact that Lennon needs to strengthen his striking options this month, and Sporar is seen as an excellent option for the club.

However, the signing of the 25-year-old will not come cheaply, with Slovan boss confirming any potential departure will break the Slovakian league’s transfer record for the highest fee received for a player.

Sporar has proven pedigree both domestically and in the Europa League, with his five goals in six group stage matches taking his goal tally to 20 goals from just 26 appearances in all competitions this season.

And he could therefore be an excellent addition for Celtic.

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