Celtic will have to break their transfer record for striker

French journalist Robin Bairner believes Celtic might have to break their transfer record in order to sign a striker who has scored 17 goals this season.

The fact that Celtic are looking to sign a new striker in January should not be news to anyone who has followed the Hoops this season. While Edouard has been great as expected, the Frenchman has had nothing in the name of support. Leigh Griffiths looks like a mere shell of the player who terrified defenses in the past. On the other hand, Vakoun Issouf Bayo can only be termed as a ‘flop’.

A number of strikers have been linked to the club with the January transfer window in full swing. From Andraz Sporar to Glenn Murray, the Hoops are looking far and wide to find a solution to their problems. And one name that has emerged recently is that of Zimbabwean international, Tino Kadewere.

Kadewere plays for Ligue 2 side, Le Havre AC, for whom he has scored 17 goals in 19 appearances this season. And French journalist Robin Bairner believes that Celtic might have to break their transfer record if they want to bring the 24-year-old to Parkhead in January. Currently the record is the £9 million that they paid to Paris Saint-Germain to sign Odsonne Edouard in 2018.

On his Twitter, the journalist said:

“It’s entirely plausible that Celtic would be interested in him but they’d likely have to break their transfer record to sign him.

“Le Havre – chasing promotion to Ligue 1 – will only sell for big money.”

It would be ridiculous on the part of Celtic to spend that amount of money on someone who is currently playing in the French second division. And this is also the first time 10-goal mark, thus it is hard to say that he is a proven goalscorer who will guarantee goals no matter where he plays.

At 24 years of age, the Zimbabwean has never managed to set the world on fire in the past and might just be hitting a purple patch at the moment. As a result, Celtic would do well to stay as far away from the La Havre man as possible.

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