Celtic were expected to sign a striker in the January transfer window. So far, they have not done that. But as the performance against Ross County showed, the Hoops remain inefficient in front of goal. Sydney van Hooijdonk is one player who has been linked with a move to Parkhead for quite some time now.
He is the son of Pierre van Hooijdonk. The Dutch striker represented Celtic back in the mid-1990s and even had a 32-goal season.
Unsurprisingly, van Hooijdonk has been linked with Celtic since his time at NAC Breda. A move has never materialised but the door seems to be wide open at the moment.
Van Hooijdonk has been struggling to get into Bologna's team this season. And it is believed that the Italian club are ready to let him go out on loan before the January transfer window slams shut. Could Celtic end up signing the Dutch striker?
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As tweeted by Anthony Joseph, Van Hooijdonk is looking to leave Bologna this month. Celtic have been monitoring his situation for some time. The Scottish champions are looking to add a striker before the transfer window closes but, as things stand, there’s been no contact for the Dutchman.
It remains to be seen how things play out. There are only a few days left in the January transfer window, so if Celtic want to make something happen, they need to be quick.
To be honest, Celtic could certainly do with a third striker right now. Kyogo has delivered in the big games but his rate of scoring has gone down significantly this season, as Brendan Rodgers' style of football does not appear to suit him as well. On the other hand, Oh Hyeon-gyu has shown glimpses of quality but remains too inconsistent to be a regular starter.