Bristol City eye talks in transfer blow for Celtic

Bristol City v Crystal Palace - Pre-Season Friendly
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Going into the January transfer window, another striker was viewed as a necessity for Celtic. With Kyogo not being selected by the Japan national team for the AFC Asian Cup, the urgency around the matter did seem to decrease though. And while the Hoops did make an addition up top, it was on deadline day and only a loan deal.

Adam Idah was brought in on loan from Norwich City until the end of the season. It is believed that there is no option to sign him permanently for a pre-agreed transfer fee in the deal either.

So, it does not look like Celtic went for a long-term solution at striker in January. Of course, if Idah does well on loan, they might try to sign him permanently. Otherwise, the club might need to bring someone else in up top next summer, and hopefully on a permanent basis.

One of the players they were linked with in January is Tommy Conway of Bristol City. The 21-year-old made headlines recently by scoring twice against West Ham United, over two games, to knock the Hammers out of the FA Cup.

Bristol City eye talks in transfer blow for Celtic

Conway's contract with Bristol City runs out in the summer of 2025. That means that he could available for a bargain fee in the upcoming transfer window.

The Championship club are looking to hand him a new deal though. As reported by Bristol Live, technical director Brian Tinnion said while speaking to BBC Radio Bristol:

"We’ve had the conversations with the agent and (we want) to have those conversations, and with Tommy, again. We want Tommy Conway contracted to the football club. He’s a fantastic person, he’s a fantastic player, he’s a goalscorer and he’s really important to us, so we’ll be working really hard from now to get Tommy contracted to the football club."

Someone like Conway could be a decent addition for Celtic. He would tick a lot of boxes that the club look for when it comes to signing players. At the same time, it is worth pointing out that he has been scoring goals while playing for a team that has been stuck in the Championship mid-to-lower half of the table for years.