Celtic are believed to be on the lookout for a striker in the January transfer window. There might be a few reasons behind that. Firstly, both Kyogo and Oh Hyeon-gyu might be unavailable for a considerable length of time early next year due to the AFC Asian Cup. They are the club’s two options to lead the line. Secondly, most people think that the Hoops need a third striker regardless considering their heavy schedule.
So, do not be surprised if Celtic sign another striker in the winter. Sydney van Hooijdonk is someone who has been linked with a Parkhead move in recent weeks.
Van Hooijdonk already has a pre-existing connection with Celtic, as his father played for the club and quite successfully. The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Parkhead on multiple occasions in the past as well.
Many believe that his January could be the perfect opportunity for Celtic to sign him. But as reported by Football Scotland, no official approach has been made for Van Hooijdonk despite previous links with the Bologna player.
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Of course, there is still a bit of time before the January transfer window opens. So, it is possible that an approach could be made in the future if Celtic do indeed want to sign him.
Van Hooijdonk’s record at Bologna might not be impressive but he has enjoyed success in the past while playing for Heerenveen as well as NAC Breda. He does know his way to the back of the net for sure.
There have been rumours that Bologna manager Thiago Motta is open to the prospect of Van Hooijdonk leaving on loan in January. That kind of deal might make sense for all parties involved. Now, it remains to be seen if Celtic make a move or not.