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Celtic: Ange Postecoglou can form deadly duo by signing Tyrhys Dolan

Celtic managed to cruise to the SPFL title last season in what turned out to be a very successful debut season for Ange Postecoglou.

It was also a rather prosperous season for the significant number of players who were also having debut seasons at the Parkhead club.

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One figure, in particular, that certainly played a big part in seeing the Hoops end the campaign with the best attacking record in the division with 92 goals scored, was Giorgos Giakoumakis.

After arriving from VVV-Venlo on a five-year deal worth £2.5m, the striker went on to score 17 goals in 29 appearances for the Bhoys across all competitions, with 13 of them coming in his 21 league games.  

Now that the Hoops are in the midst of another summer transfer window, this will give Postecoglou the chance to strengthen his side ahead of their next campaign.

In fact, one figure that has been linked with a move to Celtic Park that could give the Hoops boss the chance to form a deadly attacking partnership alongside Giakoumakis is Blackburn Rovers starlet Tyrhys Dolan.

Last month, it was reported on Twitter by talkSPORT journalist Geoff Peters that Celtic are keen on securing the attacker, who was touted to become a “massive” player for Rovers by podcaster Justin Peach back in December, this summer.

Peters also claimed that it could take as little as £2m to get the youngster to make a move to Glasgow, which is around the same sort of fee that it took the club to bring in Giakoumakis last summer.

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With 34 Championship appearances to his name last season, the 20-year-old found the net four times, with one goal being described as “wonderful” by Tony Mowbray, and delivered three assists.

Having racked up 30 shots at goal with 19 of them on target, Dolan ended the season with a higher percentage for shots on target (63.3%) than any other Blackburn player to score at least one goal.

In addition to this, he also delivered 33 crosses for the Lancashire club, which is something that could make him a valuable asset for Celtic, and specifically Giakoumakis if he can consistently set the Greek striker up with regular goalscoring opportunities.

Taking all of this into account, if a deal is there to be made for the young player, Celtic should do everything they can to get him, as the long-term benefits of developing a talent like Dolan and having him play alongside the likes of Giakoumakis could be very high.

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