Celtic might need to sign a striker in January, whether permanently or on loan. The Hoops have not been at their usual best in front of goal this season. Kyogo's effectiveness has dropped drastically since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as manager. On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu continues to struggle for consistency even though he has shown some positive signs.
The upcoming AFC Asian Cup, which starts next month, is also an added curveball for the club to deal with. Both Kyogo and Oh could be called up by their respective national teams.
Thus, do not be surprised if Celtic sign another striker in January. They have been linked with quite a few in recent times and the rumours surrounding a Portuguese forward have been picking up monentum in recent days.
As reported by Football Scotland, Fabio Silva is one option for Celtic. They made contact with Wolves over the Portuguese forward's availability.
Celtic make contact with Premier League club over striker
There have been suggestions that Wolves would be ready to send Silva out on loan in January. He has once again struggled to deliver the goods in the Premier League.
He did have decent but not great loan spells at Anderlecht and PSV Eindhoven in the recent past. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he scored 16 goals and provided 6 assists in 51 appearances and 3351 minutes of football last season.
Wolves had signed Silva from FC Porto for a transfer fee believed to be around £35 million. He has quite clearly not delivered on expectations yet.
Would Silva be the reliable striker that Celtic need in the second half of the season? Most probably not. Any move for the Portuguese youngster would come with its fair share of risk, as the title race is up in the air.