While Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic side have been anything but quiet in the January transfer window so far, with the Bhoys having already confirmed the arrivals of Daizen Maeda, Yosuke Ideguchi, Reo Hatate and Johnny Kenny, there is still much work to be done if the 56-year-old manager wishes to give his side the best possible chance of reclaiming the Premiership title this season.
And, with Croatian media outlet Sportske Novosti recently reporting that one of Celtic’s main summer transfer targets, HNK Gorica winger Kristijan Lovric, is available on the current market for considerably less than £5m that was mooted for his services just six months ago, a move for the 26-year-old could once again be on the cards for the Bhoys this month.
Indeed, the £4.5m-rated man would appear to make a fantastic addition to Postecoglou’s current options out wide, as the Croatia international has been in remarkable form over his 18 1.HNL appearances this season.
He has scored eight goals, registered three assists and created seven big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of a whopping 4.6 shots and making 2.2 key passes per game. That goal tally has taken his efforts for the club to a supremely eye-catching 54 strikes.
These returns have seen the player who HNTV commentator Damir Petravic claimed can “sprint like Mbappe” average an astonishing SofaScore match rating of 7.34, not only ranking him as Gorica’s best performer in the league but also as the sixth-best player in the division as a whole.
As such, with Postecoglou having already added a player who bagged 23 J1 League goals in Maeda to their ranks this winter, the further addition of a player as deadly in front of goal as he is creative in Lovric would appear to be an extremely wise move for the 56-year-old manager this month.
That’s particularly if the 26-year-old is available for considerably less than his reported £5m asking price last summer.