Celtic linked with £5m rated target man who would give them a new option in attack

Sometimes the weather conditions will be awful or passing moves are just not working, so there’s no choice but to lump long balls up to a big man.

Obviously Celtic fans won’t want that as a long term tactic because it’s beyond tedious to watch, but the current team could do with a more aerial option in attack.

Odsonne Edouard is a physical player and he’s excellent at holding the ball up when it’s played into his feet or at chest height, but you wouldn’t describe him as a typical target man.

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Leigh Griffiths is an excellent finisher and he’s not bad with his head, but again he’s not a viable option when the team need to go direct.

That explains this report from HITC, where they have linked Celtic with a £5m move for Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson.

He’s had an impressive debut season in the Bundesliga, scoring 12 goals and playing a huge role in leading his team to potential safety.

One of his most admirable traits is his aerial prowess, with half of his goals coming from headers, so there’s no doubt that he would offer something different to the attack.

There’s a big concern where the report does state that he’s not a technically gifted player so you do worry about signing a 28 year old for £5m if that is the case.

He could provide an aerial threat, but he could also look awful if he plays and the team don’t play to his strengths, but it does show that Lenny might be looking for this kind of option for next season.

A better shout might be someone like Sam Cosgrove, who has similar traits and Scottish Premiership experience, while he’s also younger and should be cheaper too.

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