Let’s get the Celtic FC hot stove started, as we take a look at three options the Hoops may have available to them come the winter window.
Every year the rumours and speculation start swirling around starting in November (sometimes sooner). This year, the Hoops looked poised to make a deep run into European Competition, with the Europa League Knockout stage already guaranteed.
However, recently there have been some injury blows to the squad to include star defender Hatem Abd Elhamed, backup striker Vakoun Issouf Bayo, and most recently new Bhoy Mohamed Elyounoussi. With those injuries in mind, we take a look at who could possibly be a fit for the Hoops to help seal up some of those holes created by the losses.
The Dundee striker has been a hot topic lately, with multiple teams trying to gain his signature for his services. Rangers are also in on Shankland, so if anything, by signing Shankland, it keeps Rangers from scooping him up. Shankland can help provide depth at the striker position, and has proven he can be a key play maker during his time with Dundee.
With the recent news that Mohamed Elyounoussi could miss next week’s match, this should turn Celtic’s attention towards finding another out-wide player. On top of the injury, and lack of production from other wingers, Elyounoussi is on a season-long loan that may see him return back to Southampton. Jozwiak provides excellent depth this season, and a potential replacement for Elyounoussi at season’s end.
This one may be out there a little bit, but hear us out. At 38-years old, the Swedish footballer may want to come and end his career where arguably the best Swedish player, Henrik Larsson, made his career. Ibrahimović proved his was still more than capable of playing during his time with L.A. Galaxy, and could provide another attacking option other than Odsonne Edouard. Both Griffiths and Bayo have had trouble staying on the field, and Ibrahimović can provide an excellent veteran presence.