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Celtic: Postecoglou can form deadly duo with Antoine Semenyo transfer

Celtic currently boast the best attacking record in the Premiership, this season with 85 goals scored in 36 games.

One man who has contributed a lot to this impressive feat is Jota, who has scored seven goals and provided eight assists in 24 league appearances.

Despite the attacker only being on loan at Celtic, Ange Postecoglou has said that the club are looking to secure the Benfica youngster on a permanent deal this summer.

Should that happen, the Hoops would then have the chance to bring in another attacking star who could form a deadly duo with Jota.

Back in February, the Bhoys were linked with a move for Bristol City attacker Antoine Semenyo.

A product of the English Championship club’s youth system, the 22-year-old has made 98 senior appearances across all competitions, scoring 13 goals and delivering 20 assists along the way.

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This season has seen the Englishman find the net eight times and provide 12 assists in 31 Championship appearances.

To further highlight his attacking prowess throughout this campaign, with 70 shots registered, no other player at his current club can match the number of shots on target per 90 minutes that Semenyo boasts (1.14).

In addition, the attacker has the highest average for shots (2.3) and dribbles per game (1.2) this season, along with the second highest average for key passes (1.1). This backs up why he was labelled a “dangerous” player by his former manager Phil Parkinson in the past.

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As for Jota, with those same three metrics, he ranks in the top five for each at Celtic, which shows just how proficient the two players are in attack and why they could form a terrifying duo if they link up at Parkhead.

Having played in the centre-forward position for all of his appearances this season, the Bristol City star could well line up next to the Celtic loan figure, who normally plays on the wing.

Once the summer transfer window opens, if the Hoops can secure a permanent deal for Jota, adding a player like Semenyo to their ranks could be just what Postecoglou needs in order to keep his squad fresh and raring to go for next season.

However, given how important the Englishman has been for his boyhood club this season, they could well be reluctant to let him go, which may then lead to Celtic having to stump up a significant transfer fee for him.

With a suggested price tag of £15m, this is the sort of money that the Bhoys may have to shell out to secure his services.

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Article title: Celtic: Postecoglou can form deadly duo with Antoine Semenyo transfer

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