John Hartson urges Celtic to sign £5 million striker

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There has already been lots of talk about potential signings for Celtic. That will continue up to and during the January transfer window. A lot of the discussion is on how the Hoops might strengthen their forward line. There is certainly a growing need to do so, with next month becoming a great opportunity.

One forward who has been attracting much interest and speculation is already playing in Scotland. Bojan Miovski has a good scoring record at Aberdeen and looks like he could be a good fit for the Hoops. Just this season he already has 14 goals to his name, despite the Dons' struggles.

John Hartson has now joined the list of pundits recommending Miovski for Celtic. The former Celtic player views the North Macedonian international as someone he would shell out a £5 million transfer fee for.

As reported by Glasgow Times, Hartson said about Miovski on Go Radio:

"I think he’d be a brilliant signing for Celtic. I think he gets players playing off him.

"Fantastic at holding it up. You know you got really good signs of getting a hold of the ball, linking players in, he’s a wonderful finisher.

"I would pay £5 million for him. I think he’s an outstanding player."

Hartson urges Celtic to sign £5 million striker

Aberdeen wouldn’t want to see Miovski leave in the middle of the season. However, the possibility of an exit has not been completely ruled out either.

Hartson has indicated a £5 million transfer fee would be justified for someone of Miovski's quality. That’s perhaps more than what Celtic usually like to shell out. It would also be the record for a move between two Scottish clubs.

If the transfer focus is to be on bringing in quality players ready for the first-team, rather than project players with longer-term potential, then signing a £5 million striker would make a lot of sense. With Oh Hyeon-gyu already selected to represent his national team at the AFC Asian Cup and Kyogo possibly next, there is a need to find both immediate cover and to freshen up the options up top. Miovski could be an ideal fit for the Hoops. Let's see if the club make a move.