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‘They Need To Pull Their Finger Out’ Sutton Calls On Celtic To Replace £20m Striker

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton believes the club must replace Moussa Dembele in the summer.

The Hoops have regularly used Odsonne Edouard up front, with the Frenchman having scored 20 goals this season, while the likes of Timothy Weah and Oli Burke have also been brought in on loan to supplement the attack.

However, Sutton thinks Dembele has been sorely missed after being sold to Lyon for £20m last August, and the TV pundit says Celtic need to sign a like-for-like replacement to give the team an added dimension to their forward line:

“They’re a one trick pony and we have to say that, I think the Dembele situation was the biggest one. Brendan said he wouldn’t sell him unless he got a replacement. Celtic can only play one way.

“When was the last time a Celtic centre-forward scored a header? I can’t remember. When did they score from a set piece?”

“It’s an issue and what teams do against Celtic, they narrow up, they say you’re not going to play through us and we’re happy for you to cross balls in. So Celtic in that respect have work to do in the summer and they need to pull their finger out.”

Former Celtic Striker Chris Sutton

Sutton was speaking after Celtic’s 1-0 win against Kilmarnock on Saturday. Defender Jozo Simunovic sealed victory midway through the second half but the home side laboured to victory.

Neil Lennon’s side need just one point from their last three games to seal the Scottish club’s eighth league title in a row. Their next game is against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday afternoon.