Ex-Celtic defender Kieran Tierney says his former club would be getting a “natural goalscorer” if they make a move to sign Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet.
The Hoops have been linked with the Scottish international over the last week and Tierney, who now plays for Arsenal, claims that the forward has the ability to score at any level:
“Kev’s the kind of player who could go anywhere, not just Celtic, and score. He’s a born goalscorer. I was playing in the younger age groups with him, he was always the top goalscorer for us. One season, he had over 100 goals. I know it’s different when you’re younger. But you still don’t score 100 goals if you are not a natural goalscorer. So he could easily score goals at any level, I’ve no doubt about that.”
Whether Nisbet is still on Ange Postecoglou’s list of targets, it seems unlikely. The Scottish champions look poised to sign Suwon Bluewings striker Oh Hyeon-gyu in the coming days.
At the time of writing, the South Korean was set to undergo a medical ahead of a potential transfer that is expected to cost in excess of €2.5m (£2.1m).
Oh scored 14 goals in 39 appearances last season, and while that may not be as impressive as Nisbet’s seven in six appearances this campaign, he is five years younger than the Hibs forward and he may have greater potential.