Celtic linked with January move for 14-goal Greek striker


It is no secret that Celtic need to sign a striker in the upcoming January transfer window. Kyogo has failed to deliver since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers as manager. The Japanese forward might have scored 34 goals last season but he is going through a drought right now and looks pretty ineffective in the Northern Irishman's system.

Oh Hyeon-gyu has shown glimpses of his quality but he lacks the consistency to be Celtic's main number 9. And there is also the AFC Asian Cup, starting next month, which could see both of the club's strikers being called up by their respective national teams.

Celtic have been linked with quite a few strikers recently. Bojan Miovski of Aberdeen and Mathias Kvisgaarden of Brondby are the two names brought up most often.

But rumours doing the rounds online suggest that Celtic also have an eye on Fotis Ioannidis. The Greek international currently plays for Panathinaikos and had been linked with a move to Parkhead in the past as well, although it did not materialise.

Celtic linked with January move for 14-goal Greek striker

When Celtic were linked with Ioannidis earlier in the year, the big issue brought up was that he was not scoring enough goals. Things have changed since then though.

Ioannidis has been in spectacular form in front of goal this season. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 14 goals and provided 5 assists in 25 appearances and 1478 minutes of football in total.

7 of those goals have come in Europe. Ioannidis has found the back of the net against teams like Marseille, Villarreal and Rennes this season. At the international level for Greece, he has scored against France.

At 23 years of age, it looks like the Greek striker has found his goalscoring boots. Someone like Ioannidis could be an excellent signing for Celtic and a different style of player.