If there is one position where Celtic need to strengthen during the upcoming January transfer window, it is striker. The Hoops have been pretty inconsistent in front of goal this season so far. Of course, there are games when they can go out and score six times. But then, on days they are having a tough time finding the opener, they do seem to struggle quite a bit.
Their scoring rate has certainly dropped significantly since last season. This time around, they have scored 35 goals in 14 league games so far. That is 2.5 goals per game.
On the other hand, in the previous campaign under the management of Ange Postecoglou, they scored 114 goals in 38 games. That is 3 goals per game. That is a significant difference.
Kyogo has been solid but he is not scoring at the rate he was last season. On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu simply is not ready to lead the line yet. He has shown flashes of quality but needs to put it all together and perform consistently. And most importantly, the AFC Asian Cup is coming up in January, and both strikers could be called up by their respective national teams, leaving Celtic without a recognised centre-forward.
Celtic must consider signing striker from Premiership rivals
Thus, it is not hard to see why Celtic need to sign a striker in January. And Bojan Miovski of Aberdeen is someone who they must have on their radar.
While Aberdeen have struggled this season, Miovski has continued to deliver the goods. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 11 goals and provided 3 assists in 21 appearances till now.
That is after he scored 18 goals in the 2022/23 campaign. Thus, the North Macedonian international is clearly a very good striker, proven in the Premiership and 24 years of age. That might be exactly what Celtic need this January.