Coming into January, most fans took it for granted that Celtic would sign a striker. That has not happened so far. The only addition has been Nicolas Kuhn, with the German winger arriving in a reported £3 million deal. With merely days left in the winter transfer window, it remains to be seen if the Hoops pull off a late move.
They have been linked with plenty of strikers this month. Names like Mathias Kvistgaarden, Sydney van Hooijdonk, Bojan Miovski and Lawrence Shankland, have all been suggested as potential solutions up top.
Now, another striker has been tipped as a potential late January signing for Celtic. It is none other than Danny Ings of West Ham United.
Ings was signed by West Ham United in a £15 million deal last year. But he has failed to deliver for David Moyes' side. He has yet to score a goal this season.
Celtic linked with £15 million West Ham United striker
"What they will be doing now, we are into the last three days as you really look at your options. And you will find a bit of movement now because teams need to get people off the wage bill. They will be trying to move a few on, if they get a few in. That’s what Celtic will be trying to do.
“So, it could well be Sydney Van Hooijdonk. It could be Bojan Miovski or Lawrence Shankland. It could be somebody right out of the blue from down the road who isn’t featuring.
“Could it be a short-term thing? Could it be Danny Ings from West Ham? Who knows. That’s where, through your contacts, you have to be creative in the market."
Ings might not be in great form right now, but he is someone with a ton of experience and a proven scoring record at previous clubs. He has played for teams like Liverpool, Aston Villa, West Ham United and more through the course of his career.
It remains to be seen if Celtic do end up making a move for him or not. If they do, it has the potential to be a decent short-term addition. A loan deal might be perfect for all parties involved.
Kyogo has struggled to produce his best since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers in the summer. Interestingly, Ings has already played under the management of the Northern Irishman during their time together at Liverpool.