Celtic urged to sign £5 million striker in January

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Celtic's biggest need in the upcoming January transfer window might be signing a striker. Kyogo Furuhashi and Oh Hyeon-gyu could both be away for a while if they are selected to represented their respective national sides in the AFC Asian Cup. Hopefully, the Hoops will bring in reinforcements up top and quickly.

The club have been linked with quite a few names in recent times. Lawrence Shankland of Hearts, Sydney van Hooijdonk of Bologna and Mathias Kvistgaarden of Brondy could all be potential options. But it feels like Aberdeen's Bojan Miovski is emerging as somewhat of a favourite.

Aberdeen are going through a tough campaign and could find themselves trying to avoid relegation if they don't improve over coming months. That has not stopped Miovski from putting up the numbers.

The North Macedonian international has been performing at a high level despite Aberdeen's shaky form. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 11 goals and provided 3 assists in 24 appearances so far this season.

Celtic urged to sign £5 million striker in January

Someone like Miovski could be a good addition to this Celtic team. As reported by HITC, James McFadden said on Open Goal:

"Miovski’s a player. He’s 24 which is a good age.

“I think, especially in January, £5million (would be a good price) for Miovski.  

“Let’s say (Hearts’ Lawrence) Shankland goes to Rangers and Miovski goes to Celtic."

McFadden seems to be very confident in Miovski's abilities. He further added:

"If he gets chances, he’ll score goals."

This has not been a one-off season for Miovski either. He showed his ability to find the back of the net in the previous campaign for Aberdeen as well, scoring 18 goals across all competitions.

Not only is Miovski proven at the Premiership level but in Europe as well. So, he might actually be a very smart signing for Celtic, but a £5 million transfer fee would certainly considered steep and one that would break the all-time transfer record between Scottish clubs. Let's see if the Hoops make a move or not.