Celtic have already strengthened their offensive numbers in a few ways but with Odsonne Edouard potentially leaving, the Hoops have moved quickly to identify his replacement.
Kyogo Furuhashi has taken to life at Parkhead in stunning fashion by scoring a hat-trick last weekend and he could yet be joined by another devastating forward.
What’s the word?
According to an eye-catching report from the Scottish Sun, Celtic have identified French striker Thomas Henry as a potential new recruit.
In fact, they are reportedly on the verge of signing him in the coming days as they prepare for life without Edouard.
Do Celtic need to spend £7m on a striker?
Coincidentally, that would be the highest fee the Bhoys have paid for a player since Edouard arrived permanently in 2019.
To put things simply; Celtic must seal a switch for Henry this summer.
Furuhashi already has four goals in three games but combining a player of his calibre with Henry would be fantastic business.
The Japan international stands at just 5 foot 7 but despite sharing some similar traits, the Leuven forward is a goliath by comparison at 6 foot 4.
A phenomenally strong player in physical battles, the 26-year-old also knows how to find the net with great regularity.
Despite his size, the attacker is a keen dribbler, deceptively quick and can run in behind smartly.
With that in mind, Henry has already been described as a “big Furuhashi” by Bhoys Analytics on Twitter.
However, an assessment from Lokeren boss Karel Fraeye presents us with a fairer reflection of his skills set: “Henry is extremely efficient and uses his speed and strong physique particularly well.
“He’s a complete striker who uses his speed to cause havoc in defences. He moves very smartly out from the centre of attack to the wings and creates spaces for himself.”
£7m is a lot to spend on a striker when Ange Postecoglou already has Furuhashi at his disposal but after they’ve sold Edouard, they will still have plenty left in the tank to improve the squad.
This is a deal that could really put Celtic on a course to win the Premiership title again.
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