Celtic linked with 30-goal striker who could be a free agent soon

As rumours continue to link Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths with Parkhead exits over the summer, options at striker could become a worry for Celtic in the near future.

More options upfront are essential for the Hoops even as things stand and will be a huge priority for whoever the next manager turns out to be. Thus, it is expected for the club to go after a new striker or two in the summer transfer window.

Despite last season’s struggles, joining Celtic remains a very attractive option for strikers. They’ll get plenty of goal scoring chances to prove what they can do at Parkhead.

Naturally, there are plenty of rumours linking strikers with the Hoops. As reported by the Sunderland Echo, Charlie Wyke has received alternative offers amid links to Celtic, Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough while he weighs up an extension with Sunderland, with his contract set to run out this summer.

Would Wyke be a good signing for Celtic?

According to stats from Transfermarkt, Wyke scored 30 goals in all competitions for Sunderland last season. That’s pretty good and the Hoops could certainly do with a striker at the moment, capable of having a 30-goal season.

There is a lot of interest in his services though, with Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough being linked with him as well. And based on his recent form and his ability to put chances away, you can see why.

The real question is – can he do it in Scotland against top quality opposition? That’s always a risk. He may be playing in League One now but many players have managed to make that jump in the past and be successful. Just look at how well Ivan Toney has done over the past season since joining Brentford.

What might be a concern for the Hoops though is Wyke’s record before this incredible season. According to stats from Transfermarkt, the 28-year-old had scored a combined 11 goals over his past two seasons with Sunderland before finding the back of the net 30 times this time around.