Celtic want to sign €15 million West Ham United target


Celtic signed Adam Idah on loan from Norwich City in the winter but there are doubts over his future at the club beyond this season. First of all, he has not been prolific in front of goal by any means. Out of the 10 games he has appeared in for the Hoops, he has managed to score from open play in only two of them. Secondly, it is very possible that the Canaries might not be open to parting ways with him in the summer, following Sydney van Hooijdonk's uninspiring performances for them.

As a result, Celtic could once again find themselves in need of a striker in the summer. And it looks like they have a prolific Greek forward on their radar.

As reported by Calciomercato, Celtic are one of the clubs interested in Fotis Ioannidis. Lazio, Bologna, VfB Stuttgart, Sporting Lisbon, Sevilla, Eintracht Frankfurt and West Ham United are being linked with the Greek international too.

Ioannidis plays for Panathinaikos currently. Celtic were linked with him in the past as well, but back then, his numbers in front of goal were not particularly impressive. It does look like the Hoops were ahead of the curve though, as the 24-year-old Greek international has been scoring for fun this season.

Celtic want to sign €15 million West Ham United target

Ioannidis has been fantastic this season. According to stats from Transfermarkt, he has scored 21 goals and 7 assists in 38 appearances in the ongoing campaign.

Of course, this is the first time in his career that Ioannidis has shown this kind of form and consistency in front of goal. Many will question whether this is just one good season from the Greek international or whether this is what we are going to see from him moving forward.

It is believed that Panathinaikos will want a transfer fee around €15 million in order to part ways with Ioannidis. That means that Celtic would have to break the club record if they want to sign the Greek striker in the summer. Of course, that kind of a figure wont be a problem for clubs in the top five European leagues.