Regarding rumors around the Celtic transfer, Chris Sutton…..

Chris Sutton, a former striker for Celtic, believes the team won’t be spending a lot of money on a forward during the January transfer window.

The Asian Cup is coming up, and Brendan Rodgers could lose four attackers. This could affect his team’s schedule for several Celtic games following the mid-season break.

With former Celtic players like Peter Grant mentioning Lawrence Shankland on radio broadcasts this week, there has been conjecture among some as to whether or not the Scottish champions will be searching for fresh forward talent in the upcoming season.

Shankland is unlikely to arrive at Celtic Park anytime soon, according to Sutton, who would be shocked to see a significant sum of money spend on a striker in the next transfer window.

Chris Sutton dispels rumors of a January transfer to Celtic

He stated, “I’ve seen fans talking about signups as cover – but you can’t sign players for just three matches,” in his Daily Record column this past weekend. If Kyogo, Oh, and Maeda all out, there is a lot of need for another striker, which leaves Celtic with a massive void up front. However, will they spend a lot of money to hire someone who will subordinate to Kyogo and potentially impede Oh’s growth? Probably not.

“Someone has included Lawrence Shankland’s name in the discussion. Disregard it. Rangers are receiving a lot of approaches for the Hearts striker, but it’s unclear if they will be able to pay him. Although Celtic can afford him, he isn’t the right match. Not that I don’t think well of him as a player. Nor does it have anything to do with his seeming allegiances.

“He would most likely lead Celtic in goals. Will they, however, shell out, perhaps, £3 million or £4 million for a 28-year-old backup? Very unlikely.


Sutton is correct when he suggests that Celtic shouldn’t sign players based only on temporary problems. In my opinion, though, January might be an excellent time to target them if there is attacking quality available that the Bhoys can use.

Celtic were connected to players like Sydney van Hooijdonk and Mathias Kvistgaarden during the final days of the summer transfer window, suggesting that Rodgers was in fact trying to expand his offensive options.

The Asian Cup only serves to highlight the need for Celtic to continuously evaluate the possibility of adding quality players to the roster—rather than forcing the matter. I don’t think it’s the worst idea to push Oh and Kyogo with another striker.

In other news, here’s what Kyogo was advised by Brendan Rodgers to overcome a significant Celtic barrier.





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