Celtic kickoff their transfer window business with the signing of Patryk Klimala for a reported £3.5m fee after seven goals in 18 appearances this season for Ekstraklasa side Jagiellonia Bialystok.
Elsewhere, former Premier League striker Darren Bent has urged out of favour Sheffield United forward Billy Sharp – who scored 23 goals to help Sheffield promotion last season – to consider Celtic’s approach and join the Hoops this onth, as reported on Football Insider.
Sharp was understood to have rejected the chance to leave the newly promoted Premier League outfits to Celtic earlier this month.
Speaking with Football Insider, Bent said:
“He’s had a great career playing in the lower leagues, scoring a lot of goals.
“I think maybe the Premier League has been a step too far for him, he hasn’t looked anywhere near being the lethal striker in the Premier League, that we know he has been in League One.
“But yeah for him to go and play for a big club like Celtic, go and win trophies up there, get in the Champions League, I’m all for that.
“It’s a move he should seriously consider.”
As stated on the Daily Star, Sheffield United head-coach Chris Wilder has left Sharp’s future in his own hands, with the striker said to be keen on fighting for his place at the Blades team rather than leaving the club.
A good and experience option Sharp would have been for Celtic but judging with the club’s recently signing Polish striker Patryk Klimala, signing the Premier League striker wouldn’t make much sense.
However, depending on the future of Leigh Griffiths, a move for Sharp may be required, but if Celtic requires to keep Griffiths at the club, then I feel there is no need for Sharp at Celtic Park because then the chances of him getting enough game time will be pretty slim due to the competition for a place up front.