Celtic are ready to move for 28-goal striker in January

Peter Lawwell, Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Celtic are ready to make a January transfer move for the striker who has scored 28 goals in just 26 games this season.

Normally, Celtic do not have to worry about their players finding the back of the net. One of the most freely scoring sides in the world, multiple players score in double digits every season. This time around, things have been very different though.

While their worries at the back are well-documented, it is undeniable that they have struggled at the other end of the pitch as well. As things stand, only Mohamed Elyounoussi has managed to cross the 10-goal mark this season.

Things need to change and they need to change quickly if they are to turn this season around though. And it looks like the club have identified Danish striker Kasper Junker as the man who can solve their issues.

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According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic are ready to make a move for the 26-year-old. Although they are not alone in this transfer race as clubs like Derby County, West Bromwich Albion and Crystal Palace are also reportedly interested.

Junker has been in magnificent form lately, scoring 28 goals in 26 appearances for Norwegian side Bodø/Glimt, leading them to the league title. His goal tally also included one against AC Milan away at the San Siro in the Europa League qualifiers. On top of that, he also had 11 assists to his name.

One has to question though whether he is ready to play for a club like Celtic. He has never player for a top club through the course of his career. And before this season, his stats are not impressive at all. In fact, he had scored just 26 goals in his entire career before last season.

Thus, the Hoops have to careful here. While late bloomers are not rare in football, they very well might be going after a one season wonder.

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