Celtic have made contact with Dutch striker amid links

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Celtic's biggest need in the January transfer window seems to be a new striker. Kyogo Furuhashi might have been fantastic over the past two seasons, scoring 54 goals combined, but he has struggled to match those heights since the arrival of Brendan Rodgers as manager and seems a bit lost at the moment. On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu has shown glimpses of quality but is not ready to lead the line for the Hoops regularly.

So, Celtic could do with a third option up top. Especially when you consider that the AFC Asian Cup is going to start next month and both Kyogo and Oh could be called up by their respective national teams.

Unsurprisingly, Celtic have been linked with plenty of strikers recently. One of them is Sydney van Hooijdonk of Bologna. His father, Pierre, played for the Hoops in the 1990s and was an excellent striker.

As reported by CeltsAreHere, contact has been made with Van Hooijdonk and his representative over a potential move. But no formal talks have taken place with Bologna.

Celtic have made contact with Dutch striker amid links

Van Hooijdonk is currently at Bologna but struggling to get into the team consistently. As a result, there have been suggestions that he could leave the club on loan in January.

Just because Van Hooijdonk has struggled to get into Bologna's starting XI does not mean that he is not a quality striker. He scored 19 goals while on loan at Heerenveen last season. He has represented Netherlands at the U-21 level as well.

There is believed to be quite a bit of interest in Van Hooijdonk's signature though. So, if Celtic do want to sign him, they might have to make a move quickly. They have been linked with a number of other strikers as well.