With 35 games played, Ange Postecoglou’s side have scored 81 goals and conceded 20, which is 10 more than the next-most prolific team has scored and nine fewer than the next-best defence.
One area of Celtic’s squad which has proved to be rather effective for the team in terms of both defending and attacking is full-back.
The trio of Anthony Ralston, Josip Juranovic and Greg Taylor have scored seven goals and delivered 10 assists between them in the league, showing just how useful they are in an attacking sense from the back.
Now that the next summer transfer window is around the corner, it seems as though a development has emerged regarding the possibility of Celtic adding another capable attacking full-back to their ranks.
After recent reports linked Celtic with a summer move for Hammarby full-back Mohanad Jeahze, the Swedish club’s sporting director Jesper Jansson admitted that there is “interest” from the Premiership leaders in the 25-year-old, albeit without a formal approach yet being made.
He said on the matter: “There is certainly an interest but I have not heard anything.”
Since joining Hammarby in the summer of 2020, the left-back has made 56 appearances for the club across all competitions. In that time, he has chipped in with two goals and 12 assists along the way in highlighting his attacking capabilities, which is something that Postecoglou would certainly want for his side.
To further highlight the player’s attacking prowess, no other defender at Hammarby has been able to match the number of crosses (25) that the Iraq international has supplied this season.
Not only would it surely delight a lot of Hoops supporters to see Jeahze make the move to Parkhead in the summer, it would also please them knowing that Taylor has some suitable competition for the left-back spot.
With the 24-year-old only providing two assists in 21 league games this season, perhaps having a player like Jeahze breathing down his neck could be beneficial in making him improve his performances and attacking output for the side.
Also, with Boli Bolingoli hardly featuring for the Bhoys this season and not training with the rest of his team-mates, if he were to leave this summer, his exit would presumably pave the way for the Hammarby maestro to come in and compete with Taylor for a place in the Celtic team.