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Celtic: Postecoglou could form scary duo with Ross Barkley swoop

Celtic ended their previous Premiership season with more goals scored (92) than any other team in the division, and they have also scored more (12) than any other team in the league this time around in the early weeks of the campaign.

One man who helped towards seeing his side become the best attacking team in the division last term and has already helped them in front of goal in the new campaign is David Turnbull.

In 25 league appearances last season, the midfielder scored six times and provided five assists along the way.

Having appeared in all four of Celtic’s league games so far in the current campaign, the 23-year-old has supplied one assist for the Hoops, which came during their 2-0 win over Aberdeen.

While he hasn’t provided a goal contribution in his last three league appearances, the remaining days of the summer transfer window could give the Bhoys the opportunity to bring in a player with whom Ange Postecoglou could form a dangerous duo alongside Turnbull to help get the best out of him.

One man who has been mentioned with a move to Glasgow and who could do this job is Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley.

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With 232 Premier League appearances to his name, the Englishman has scored 29 goals and delivered 31 assists in the process, highlighting how useful he can be in front of goal, just like Turnbull.

Praised for his “tremendous” work ethic and attitude by former Aston Villa manager Dean Smith, Barkley ended his loan spell at the club with the fourth-highest rate for shot-creating actions per 90 minutes (4.41) in the squad, showing how capable he is of setting up goalscoring opportunities.

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Bearing in mind how the current Celtic midfielder ended his previous league campaign with the highest average for key passes per game (3.2) out of any Hoops player to start more than three matches, having a duo of him and the Chelsea man in the same team would surely terrify many opposition defences.

Taking all this into account, if a deal to sign the Englishman is there to be done before the summer transfer window closes, Celtic should do all that they can to get him in their squad, as his attacking talent and experience of playing in Europe could give the Hoops a massive boost to their hopes of enjoying another successful season.

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