Former Celtic forward Chris Sutton says he believes that manager Neil Lennon will be “thinking” about reinforcing his forward line before the start of the new campaign.
The Hoops currently have four strikers in the first-team squad, but the BT Sport pundit states that both Patryk Klimala and Vakoun Bayo have yet to convince him that they are worthy of playing for the club:
“This coming season is so huge there is no room for experimentation. Everyone who is in that squad needs to be ready to play their part. Klimala might not have cost a lot of money in English terms, but £3.5million is a more than decent outlay for Celtic in the context of Scottish football.”
“It’s the same with the £2m for Bayo.I t would be harsh to judge the pair at present though. Bayo has had wretched luck with injuries since coming to Scotland and Klimala only had a few minutes here and there to make an impression.”
“At the moment Lennon will probably be thinking about adding another striker as back up – it’s up to Klimala and Bayo to show him there’s no need.”
Wolfsberger striker Shon Weissman has been the striker most heavily linked with a move to Parkhead but the Israeli international could cost £4,5m, while there is major competition for the player from other clubs.
Livingston’s Lyndon Dykes has been mentioned as another possible option, with the 24-year-old a very different type of striker to the ones that are currently available to Lennon.
However, it must be pointed out, that there are other areas of the pitch, such as on the wing, where Celtic will look to prioritise in the transfer market first before snapping up another forward.