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Celtic: Semenyo could form a deadly partnership with Jota

Celtic have been heavily linked with a move for Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo recently and the Ghanaian could form a superb partnership with Jota in Ange Postecoglou’s side next season.

The Hoops have seemingly been tracking the 22-year-old forward for some time and could still make their move for him this summer, with Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson admitting that he wouldn’t stand in the youngster’s way should he wish to depart Ashton Gate.

Celtic have already brought in Benjamin Siegrist, Daizen Maeda, Alexandro Bernabei, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Jota on permanent deals this summer but Postecoglou is still arguably low on centre-forwards.

The 56-year-old manager has just Giorgos Giakoumakis and Albian Ajeti as natural options through the middle, and the latter really struggled for game time last season, so Postecoglou may still feel that another striker is needed.

It is no surprise that Celtic are looking at Semenyo considering his superb form last season in the Championship.

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The 22-year-old contributed eight goals and 12 assists in 31 appearances in England’s second tier, averaging an impressive 6.97 rating from WhoScored for his performances.

Although he has managed just 19 goals in his senior career thus far, last season was a breakthrough for the Ghana international, and he would arrive at Celtic Park in a confident mood if Postecoglou can secure his services this summer.

Semenyo’s assist numbers suggest that he is very good on the ball and can link the play up as a striker, so he could combine well with Celtic’s new permanent signing, Jota.

The Portuguese winger joined on a permanent deal after a hugely successful loan spell that saw him contribute 13 goals and 14 assists in all competitions for the Bhoys.

The former Benfica man is capable of playing anywhere across a front three and emphasised his devastating ability on numerous occasions last season, with Postecoglou labelling Jota and Liel Abada’s attacking performance as “unbelievable” against Dundee United early last season.

Semenyo also earned a lot of praise from Pearson last season, with his manager saying:

“He is a real threat with his power and pace – he must be a nightmare to play against! His challenge now is to keep developing and adding elements to his game to make him even more effective.”

Therefore, it is clear to see what Semenyo would add to Celtic’s attack next season, and his ability in attack could see him form a nightmare combination with Jota under Postecoglou.

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