Celtic boss does not rule out move for £5 million striker

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Celtic are expected to sign a striker in the upcoming January transfer window. Firstly, the Hoops have struggled to find consistency in front of goal this season. They are averaging around 2.6 goals per game this time around, down from 3 in the previous campaign. Also, there is the AFC Asian Cup starting from next month, which could see Kyogo and Oh Hyeon-gyu leave to join their respective national teams and potentially miss a considerable number of matches.

Many have felt that Celtic have needed a third option at striker for a while anyway. Having just Kyogo and Oh might not be enough, especially in case of a possible injury.

So, it is no surprise that Celtic have been linked with a few strikers in recent weeks. Names like Lawrence Shankland, Mathias Kvistgaarden and Sydney van Hooijdonk have been floating around the rumour mill.

But Bojan Miovski of Aberdeen appears to have emerged as the most likely striker to end up at Celtic this January. Brendan Rodgers has not outright ruled out a move for him either.

Celtic boss does not rule out move for £5 million striker

As reported by The Scottish Sun, when quizzed regarding interest in the Aberdeen player, Rodgers replied:

"I wouldn’t comment on any specific player.

“This is the period where agents throw out names and links, so if I did it would be a long six weeks.

“But there are certainly names there. As a manager you’d always prefer to get them in the sooner the better but we have the winter break and we won’t play until the middle of January."

So, Rodgers appears to be holding his cards close to his chest ahead of the January transfer window. It would not be easy to sign Miovski even if Celtic were interested though.

It is believed that Aberdeen would be looking for a figure north of the £4.4 million transfer fee Celtic shelled out to sign Scott Brown from Hibernian. That is the record when it comes to transfers between two Scottish teams.

There have been suggestions that it could take a transfer fee around £5 million to sign Miovski. He is a good player without doubt, but let's see if Celtic make a move for that magnitude for him this January.