Opinion: Celtic linked with £5.25m striker move and he could be perfect for Scottish football

Sometimes you just see a transfer rumour that could be perfect for all parties, and that appears to be the case here with Celtic.

A story on the Brighton and Hove Independent has tipped them to make a £5.25m move to sign Brighton’s Romanian striker Florin Andone, and there’s a lot to like about his game.

Admittedly you do wonder if this transfer would only happen if Odsonne Edouard left this Summer, but it’s easy to see him fitting in the same side.

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His most notable spell came with Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga, where he was still able to make an impact from a wider position, so he can play anywhere across the front line.

His greatest strength is his sheer relentlessness – he doesn’t stop running but he also closes down with a purpose. It means he wins the ball back in dangerous positions and never let’s the opposition settle at the back which could be vital in Europe.

There could be a concern that he’s prone to a red card where he struggles to control his aggression, so Lenny would need to get that under control.

His goal scoring record is streaky and he tends to score in spurts when his confidence is up, but he should also get more chances to score in Glasgow.

He’s usually played for poor teams who don’t pose much of an attacking threat, and he’s not found the net often for Brighton or during a loan spell at Galatasaray.

It’s understandable that the lack of goals could be a concern, but there’s much more to his game and you could easily see him having a big role in the Celtic team by playing on the left wing, cutting onto his right foot and tormenting a weaker full back with his physicality.

The price tag is substantial and it remains to be seen if Celtic would pay that much, but he’s a player who would win the fans over instantly if he did move.

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