Celtic fans don’t seem interested in bringing the club’s rumoured transfer target to Parkhead with 10IAR up for grabs next season.
Slowly but surely, transfer business has picked up at Celtic with the club being linked with a wide variety of targets from all across Europe. And while the fans dearly want the club to complete some of these rumoured moves, others have fallen far below their expectations. And that appears to be the case with rumoured Hoops transfer target Steven Fletcher.
Fletcher has enjoyed a very respectable career down South, having played for the likes of Wolves, Burnley, Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday. He even had a short loan spell at Marseille. But Celtic fans do not seem impressed and are not too keen to see him donning the Hoops anytime in the near future.
This how Celtic fans reacted to the rumours on Twitter:
Now Fletcher does have strong points to his game and his hold-up play is very decent. At the end of the day he has represented the Scottish national team on 33 occasions. He has never been a prolific scorer though and his best season in fact came back in 2007-08 when he scored 14 times for Hibernian. Safe to say that it was a long time ago.
To be very honest, it is questionable that Celtic even need a striker at this point of time. They already have four at the club in the form of Edouard, Klimala, Griffiths and Bayo. And while Bayo might move on, even that leaves us with three solid options up front.
Edouard looks set to run riot again this season. Klimala has been very promising as well. And while you never know where Griffiths is at, his pre-season performance against Hibernian seemed to suggest that he is raring to go as well.
The budget could instead be used in other areas which actually need strengthening. For example let’s take the wings. There does not seem to be much back up for James Forrest on the right while an injury to Elyounoussi would leave the left side bare as well.