Celtic Target £4.1M Rated Ghanaian Ace But They Will Have To See Off Rangers And 3 Other Teams To Sign Him

Celtic Target £4.1M Rated Ghanaian Ace But They Will Have To See Off Rangers And 3 Other Teams To Sign Him

Celtic have registered an interest in signing Los Angeles FC forward Kwadwo Opoku, according to reports in the German media.

The Ghanaian youth international is believed to be a target for the Hoops, along with Glasgow rivals Rangers, Stuttgart, Nice and Bordeaux.

Opoku has been in the United States for two and a half years, having established himself as a regular starter for LAFC during the 2022 season.

He is a right winger by trade, cutting in onto his stronger left foot to get shots away at goal. Last year, he scored eight goals in 41 appearances, while this campaign he has hit the back of the net four times so far.

How much will Opoku cost?

LAFC are reportedly demanding between €3.7m (£3.16m) and €4.8m (£4.1m) for the player. His club are not exactly under pressure to sell, as they have an option to extend his contract until the end of 2024, so he won’t be cheap if Celtic decide to go after him this summer.

Opoku is, however, a promising young talent and, at 21 years of age, the Hoops’ recruitment team obviously believe he has the potential to improve in the future.

Do Celtic need a player like Opoku?

The Scottish champions do have a number of options on the right flank, with Liel Abada, James Forrest and Jota all having been deployed in that position this campaign.

However, there are doubts over the future of Abada, with the Israeli international said to be reluctant to sign a contract extension.

If that is the case then Celtic’s scouts may well be keeping a close eye on Opoku with Ange Postecoglou’s successor in mind. Although the club won’t sign a player without a manager, the recruitment department will still need to be assessing potential transfer targets for whoever takes up the reins next.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.