Celtic have been linked with a move to sign another player in the January transfer window – only this time it’s not to a striker.
The Scottish Sun is reporting that the Glasgow club are interested in signing Maccabi Tel Aviv’s Yonatan Cohen who is also said to be on the books of Premier League Arsenal, Norwich City and Leicester City.
The report adds that Celtic director of football operations Nick Hammond had the player scouted in Maccabi’s recent 4-3 win over Maccabi Haifa, a game Cohen netted two goals.
Cohen – who stands at 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in) – is said to be able to play through the middle as a striker, but his main position is on the wing and Celtic are in need of reinforcements in that area after the exit of Scott Sinclair, and the imminent exit of Lewis Morgan from Parkhead.
The Scottish Sun report goes on to reveal that the winger is under contract until 2024, but the Israeli club might find it hard to turn down any bid for Cohen, who is rated at £2.5 million.
The 23-year-old has been in excellent form for Israeli side this season. Cohen has scored nine goals and has seven assists in 20 games this season. That is a more than decent return for an attacking player.
Celtic really are in need of another player on the wing. Therefore, a move for Israel-born winger seems to make sense. The fact that he can also be deployed as a striker is a bonus, as Celtic could also do with reinforcements in that area of the team.
However, should Cohen sign, you imagine that he will feature on the wing for the Bhoys. Celtic have yet to make any signings in the January transfer window. Cohen seems like he would be a decent start to transfer business for the Hoops.
Of course, Celtic have been linked with many players in the January window. This could be just another rumour. However, Cohen seems to have the credentials that Celtic need to be a recent signing. We shall find out soon enough if and when he moves to Glasgow.