Going into the January transfer window, the expectation was for Celtic to sign a striker. The Hoops had struggled to score goals consistently since the appointment of Brendan Rodgers as the manager of the club in the summer, replacing Ange Postecoglou in the hot seat. Unfortunately, we had to wait until deadline day for a forward to be brought in.
Even then, most fans were left disappointed and understandably so. Throughout the window, Celtic had been linked with strikers like Bojan Miovski, Lawrence Shankland, and even Danny Ings late on.
Proven goalscorers, who one would expect to come in and deliver immediately. Instead, on deadline day, Celtic signed Adam Idah on loan from Norwich City, and it is believed that they do not have an option to sign him permanently at the end of the deal either.
To be fair, Idah has been highly-rated for a while. But he has never been able to score goals consistently, which is what Celtic needed. It looks like they had tried to sign another striker late in the January window though.
Celtic made failed attempt to sign 21-year-old late in January
As reported by Football Scotland, Celtic did speak with Brondby fairly late on in the January window about the potential of bringing Mathias Kvistgaarden to Glasgow. They were told a fee but they were also informed that the club did not want to part ways with him in the winter market. So no deal could be done.
Kvistgaarden is another striker that Celtic had been linked with for quite some time. In fact, rumours suggest that they had made a failed bid for him in the summer.
They were unsuccessful in signing him in the winter as well. Now, it remains to be seen how Idah does during his time at Parkhead.