Manchester United hero urges £7.5m striker not to join Celtic

Manchester United v Brentford FC - Premier League
Manchester United v Brentford FC - Premier League / Visionhaus/GettyImages

Celtic must sign a striker in the January transfer window. The club have struggled to deliver the goods up top this season. Kyogo has not been able to perform at his best since Brendan Rodgers replaced Ange Postecoglou as manager. The Japanese forward used to score for fun in the past but has been struggling in front of goal lately. On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu has been inconsistent with his output.

The AFC Asian Cup will also be starting next month. It is possible that both Kyogo and Oh could be called up by their respective national teams, leaving Celtic without a striker.

Naturally, Celtic have been linked with quite a few strikers recently. One of them is Mathias Kvistgaarden of Brondby.

It is believed that Celtic had submitted a transfer bid for Kvistgaarden in the summer as well but could not agree a deal. The Scottish champions are still believed to hold an interest in the 21-year-old though. Could it be second time lucky for the Hoops?

Manchester United hero urges £7.5m striker not to join Celtic

The striker has been urged not to leave Denmark for Scotland though. As reported by Tipsbladet, Paul Parker does not think that the step from the Superliga up to the Scottish Premiership is particularly big, and therefore he will not recommend Kvistgaarden to switch to Celtic, as he said:

"I am sure that every top club in Denmark would be disappointed if their best players left the club just to go to Celtic and play in the Scottish league."

The former two-time Premier League winner with Manchester United also went on to add:

"The Danish league is more competitive than the Scottish one. I remember some pretty impressive results in Europe from some Danish teams and with the way FC Copenhagen have played in this Champions League campaign, despite being third in the league, it tells me that the league is pretty strong, when you take their budget, versus the other clubs, into account.

In addition, the Scottish league used to be a good springboard to the Premier League, but right now I honestly wouldn't prefer to play in the Scottish league over the Danish one."

Of course, Celtic are one of the biggest clubs in world football. Most people do not recognise that due to the lack of popularity of the Premiership as a whole. That being said, Danish clubs have certainly impressed at the European level this season. FC Copenhagen even got a win over Manchester United. They sit a position below Brondby in the league table.