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Celtic: Pete O’Rourke drops Antoine Semenyo transfer claim

Celtic have shown over the years that they are not averse to scouring targets from south of the border and securing transfers for players from the top four English divisions.

Players such as Joe Hart, Cameron Carter-Vickers and Matt O’Riley are some of the more recent recruits from England who have played their part in the  Hoops’ latest Premiership-winning campaign.

Now that the summer transfer window is around the corner, it seems as though a clue has emerged over another player from the English leagues on whom the Parkhead club may have an eye.

What’s the talk?

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, journalist and transfer insider Pete O’Rourke discussed Celtic’s reported interest in signing Bristol City striker Antoine Semenyo.

He said: “I think he’s someone that Celtic have been watching for quite a long time. There was talk of a possible move last summer, and also during the January transfer window, and I’m sure Celtic have continued to monitor his situation. He’s got potential, Semenyo.”

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A product of the Robins’ youth system, the 22-year-old has gone on to make 98 senior appearances for the club across all competitions.

In that time, the centre-forward has racked up 13 goals and 20 assists along the way, with eight goals and 12 assists coming during the most recent Championship campaign.

Fans will be thrilled

To further highlight the Ghanaian’s attacking and creative talents, he ended the 2021/22 season in the English second tier with the highest average for shots per game (2.3) and the second-highest average for key passes (1.1) per match at Ashton Gate.

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Taking all this into account, it’s easy to see why Celtic have apparently been keeping a close eye on him for a while.

It’s also safe to assume that hearing their club being linked with an exciting young attacking player like Semenyo will be very pleasing for a lot of Hoops supporters.

It would be even more exciting for them if the club were able to secure a deal for the Bristol City striker this summer and add him to Ange Postecoglou’s squad ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

With the Bhoys presumably setting out to not only regain the Premiership title but enjoy a successful campaign in terms of the domestic cups and Europe, having as much strength and depth in his squad would be very beneficial for the 56-year-old Hoops boss.

This could duly sway the club into finally making good on their interest in Semenyo and launching a move to sign him in the coming weeks.

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