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Celtic: Postecoglou can land big Giakoumakis upgrade with Semenyo

Celtic saw a significant number of players moving to Parkhead during last summer’s transfer window.

One man who joined the Hoops during this period is Giorgos Giakoumakis, who signed from VVV-Venlo on a five-year deal worth £2.5m.

Throughout his debut season with the Bhoys, the striker found the net 17 times in 29 appearances across all competitions.

Despite this impressive start to his Celtic career, Ange Postecoglou could use the remaining weeks of the summer transfer window to add some more attacking strength to his squad and give some competition to Giakoumakis for his place in the team.

One player with whom the Premiership champions have been linked previously and who could be a potential upgrade on the 27-year-old is Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo.

To compare his previous domestic campaign in the Championship with the Celtic star’s debut league season, despite not scoring as many goals (eight) as the Greek centre-forward, Semenyo racked up 11 more assists than him, which suggests that he would be a more creative type of striker than Giakoumakis.

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With 30 more crosses delivered than the Hoops marksman, this backs up just how dangerous the Ghanaian can be in an all-round attacking sense rather than being a simple goal-poacher.

Having also made more interceptions and won more tackles than the Celtic striker, Semenyo can also do the hard work when out of possession and looking to win the ball back for his team.

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To further highlight what sort of danger the Robins striker could offer to Postecoglou’s side, one shot of his was labelled as a “piledriver” by journalist Math Withers,. That shows the sort of power that the Ghanaian can produce, which would surely make him a terrifying prospect for opposition goalkeepers.

Taking all this into account, it’s safe to say that the 22-year-old certainly has the talent to be an upgrade on Giakoumakis and become an important long-term figure for the Bhoys.

Should the English Championship club be willing to negotiate a deal for their £3.5k-per-week predator this summer, Celtic should do all they can to get him to Parkhead and up to speed with the rest of the players there.

AND in other news: Ange can land “excellent” Jullien heir if Celtic sign £11m ace with “great potential”

Article title: Celtic: Postecoglou can land big Giakoumakis upgrade with Semenyo

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