Celtic should sign £12 million Tottenham Hotspur striker on loan

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It is no secret that Celtic need to sign a striker in January. Kyogo has not been able to perform at the level he did in the previous two campaigns, when Ange Postecoglou was the manager of the club. On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu has remained an inconsistent contributor in front of goal. Then there is the matter of the AFC Asian Cup, which could see both of them called up by their respective national teams.

So, Celtic could do with another striker. Most fans would prefer for the club to sign a reliable and proven goalscorer.

But if the transfer rumours are anything to go by, that does not seem to be on the cards. Instead, the club have been linked with youngsters like Mathias Kvistgaarden, Sydney van Hooijdonk and Szymon Wlodarczyk. There have been suggestions of a potential loan move for Fabio Silva of Wolves as well.

If the club are going to go for a youngster to lead the line in January, they should consider making a loan move for one of Tottenham Hotspur's summer signings. He has barely played since arriving but showed a lot of promise back in Argentina.

Celtic should sign £12 million Tottenham Hotspur striker on loan

Tottenham Hotspur signed Alejo Veliz from Rosario Central in the summer for a transfer fee believed to be around £12 million. Of course, we are all familiar with Ange Postecoglou's eye for talent.

Unsurprisingly, the 20-year-old has found it difficult to break into the Tottenham Hotspur lineup but has made a few appearances. And his numbers back in Argentina were pretty good. According to stats from Transfermarkt, Veliz scored 19 goals in 63 appearances and 4371 minutes of football for Rosario Central.

Someone like Veliz could certainly be an interesting short-term option for Celtic. He has represented Argentina at youth international levels as well. And his attributes mean that he will bring something different to the table as well.