Celtic open discussions for Sydney van Hooijdonk

Sydney van Hooijdonk of Bologna FC looks on during the Serie...
Sydney van Hooijdonk of Bologna FC looks on during the Serie... / Insidefoto/GettyImages

Celtic are expected to sign a striker in the upcoming January transfer window. There are question marks over the forms of Kyogo Furuhashi and Oh Hyeon-gyu at the moment. On the other hand, with the AFC Asian Cup coming up, it is very possible that both of them could be called up by their respective national teams for the tournament starting next month.

It would be a surprise if Celtic do not sign a striker in January. In recent weeks, Bojan Miovski has looked like the top candidate to end up at Parkhead next month if rumours are accurate. But other names are in the mix as well.

As reported by CeltsAreHere, Sydney van Hooijdonk is a potential option for Brendan Rodgers, with initial discussions taking place with the player. But Celtic have not formally approached Bologna and there has been no discussion over a transfer fee.

The Bologna striker is the son of Pierre van Hooijdonk, who played for Celtic in the 1990s. The Dutch striker even had a 32-goal season for the Hoops and was the top flight's top goalscorer.

Celtic open discussions for Van Hooijdonk

Van Hooijdonk is currently at Bologna and has struggled for regular game time. So much so that it has been suggested that the Dutchman is available for loan in January.

Despite his struggles at Bologna, Van Hooijdonk has been a success everywhere else he has been so far in his career. Just last season, he scored 19 goals across all competitions while on loan at Heerenveen.

So, Van Hooijdonk is certainly someone who knows his way to the back of the net. Would he be the right fit for Rodgers' system though? That is the question Celtic should be asking themselves before signing any striker. Kyogo scored 34 goals last season but has struggled under the Northern Irishman's management.