Celtic urged to sign 21-year-old instead of £15 million striker

Atalanta BC v SK Sturm Graz: Group D - UEFA Europa League 2023/24
Atalanta BC v SK Sturm Graz: Group D - UEFA Europa League 2023/24 / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

Celtic need to sign a striker in the upcoming January transfer window, there is no doubt about that. Kyogo has struggled to match the form this season, which he showed under the management of Ange Postecoglou over the previous two campaigns. On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu has potential but is not ready to be the club's main centre-forward yet.

On top of that, there is the AFC Asian Cup coming up as well. There is a possibility that both Kyogo and Oh could be called up by their respective national teams for the tournament, which begins in January.

Naturally, Celtic have been linked with a few strikers lately. One of them is Szymon Wlodarczyk of Sturm Graz.

Celtic were linked with him in the past as well. But his transfer value is believed to have skyrocketed since then and there have been suggestions that it could take a fee around £15 million to sign Wlodarczyk. That does not only seem unlikely but pretty much impossible for the Hoops. So, they must have alternative targets.

Celtic urged to sign 21-year-old instead of £15 million striker

Another striker Celtic have been linked with for some time is Mathias Kvistgaarden of Brondby. And as reported by GIVEMESPORT, Dean Jones said:

"It definitely feels like they need a striker and the Asia Cup is going to play a big part in that. But obviously, the chances of Celtic stretching to spend £15m on one seems pretty unlikely, if not impossible, so you have to start to contemplate who would actually be attainable. Obviously, there's somebody like Kvistgaarden who probably seems more logical, given the level of his fee, even advancing on the £4m that was spoken about previously. It's not going to end up elevating to be anything like the fee you're talking about for Wlodarczyk (£15m). I think it's all about maintaining that level of expectation. I really don't think there'll be many Celtic fans that will be expecting their team to go and spend £15m."

Kvistgaarden is a very highly rated young striker as well. The 21-year-old currently plays for Brondby and has also represented Denmark at youth international levels.

That being said, his style of play has been compared to that of Kyogo, who himself has struggled to adjust to Brendan Rodgers' system. So, would it make sense for the club to make a move for a similar player?

The club's recruitment strategy has come under a lot of questions in recent times. They must get things right this January. Otherwise, it is hard to imagine the Hoops winning the league from here.