We are well into the final week of the January transfer window and Celtic are yet to make much movement in terms of signings. Coming into the month, a striker and another left-back were considered the minimum requirements for Brendan Rodgers' squad. Neither of those positions has been strengthened till now.
Instead, the club have signed Nicolas Kuhn from Rapid Vienna in a £3 million deal. While he looks like a decent addition, the Hoops did not urgently need another winger as they already had Daizen Maeda, Liel Abada, Luis Palma, James Forrest, Mikey Johnston, Yang Hyun-jun and Marco Tilio in their ranks.
With merely days remaining in the January transfer window, Celtic do not have much time left if they do want to make something happen. An interesting opportunity does seem to have opened up though.
As tweeted by Fabrizio Romano, Sydney van Hooijdonk could leave Bologna in the final days of the transfer window. A loan move is now possible for the striker.
Romano drops Van Hooijdonk update in Celtic transfer boost
Celtic have been linked with a move for Van Hooijdonk for a while. Nothing concrete seems to have materialised so far though.
As reported by CeltsAreHere, initial talks with his agents had taken place. But they are not aware of any further developments at this stage.
He is the son of Pierre van Hooijdonk, who played for Celtic in the 1990s. The Dutchman's time at the club was not long but certainly was a quality player.
It remains to be seen if we end up seeing another Van Hooijdonk pull on the Hoops. He has not had the greatest time at Bologna and struggled to get into the team. But the youngster did show his goalscoring prowess while on loan at Heerenveen last season, scoring 19 goals across all competitions.