Celtic have been handed a boost to their chances of landing a summer move for Jordan Larsson.
According to a recent report from The Scottish Sun, AIK Stockholm have dropped out of the race to sign the son of former Celtic hero Henrik Larsson, after the club’s sporting director, Henrik Julius, revealed the difficulty in being able to sign the player as a result of the interest he has from other clubs.
As a result, it has given Celtic and any other willing suitor the green light to bid for the striker without having to worry about the Swedish club’s efforts in trying to do so.
After starting his career in Sweden and having a spell in the Netherlands with NEC Nijmegen, the striker joined Spartak Moscow in the 2019 summer transfer window.
In those 11 appearances, the attacker had 30 shots at goal and delivered 28 crosses, highlighting the danger he possesses at the top of the pitch as he was labelled as a “great talent” by Marcus Allback.
Having made 83 appearances for the Russian club, the 25-year-old scored 27 goals and provided nine assists.
Now that his contract at the club has expired, the centre-forward is now a free agent and available to join a new club.
Now that a move back to Stockholm has been ruled out, it represents great news for Celtic and their chances of bringing him back to Celtic Park, where he watched his Dad play in his younger days.
If the attacker did start a new chapter in his career at Parkhead, it would surely leave Celtic supporters delighted as they relish the thought of him replicating his father, someone who ended up scoring 242 goals in 315 appearances for the Hoops.
With the clear connection between the club and the player, the Glasgow side should definitely explore the possibility of getting Larsson to become the newest member of Ange Postecoglou’s squad.