Brighton and Hove Albion’s Glenn Murray is the latest striker linked with a January move to Celtic.
France u21 International Odsonne Edouard has virtually been the lone option open to Neil Lennon to lead the attack during the first half of the season and bringing in new firepower is a priority for the hoops boss.
Celtic either need a striker like Andraz Sporar who’s young or a tried and tested center-forward such as Murray or Billy Sharp.
According to the printed edition of The Scottish Mail on Sunday (page 125, 05/01/20), the Brighton striker, who is out of favour and out of contract at the end of this season is on Celtic’s transfer radar as the club are keen on bolstering their striking options.
The 36-year-old has yet to score this season for Brighton under Graham Potter but 13 goals last season and 12 the season before were largely responsible for keeping the Seagulls in the Premier League under the then manager Chris Hughton.
In an ideal world, Celtic would be after a 24-year-old striker this transfer window who’s ready to make an impact and become an asset over the medium term.
But with every point essential in the SPFL for Celtic at the moment, Glenn Murray might just be what the Hoops need to hit the ground running and now is time for Celtic to make a move before he becomes a free agent in the summer.