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Celtic: Postecoglou could strike gold with Casper Tengstedt

Celtic boss Ange Postecoglou has already made notable moves in the winter transfer market – with three new signings having been wrapped up – although the 57-year-old will likely be looking to strike gold again with the addition of a new centre-forward recruit this month.

With the future of Giorgos Giakoumakis still yet to be resolved, following reports that the Greek marksman is ‘unhappy’ with his current wage at Parkhead, the Scottish champions appear to have turned their attention towards signing a possible replacement.

One figure who has emerged as a potential option is Rosenborg striker, Casper Tengsedt, with Football Scotland reporting in the final week of 2022 that the Danish hotshot has caught the eye of the Old Firm outfit, as well as clubs across Europe.

The report suggested that the Norwegian outfit could demand in excess of £3.5m if they are to part ways with the 22-year-old any time soon, with the prolific asset still having three and a half years left to run on his existing deal at the club.

Transfer insider Dean Jones – speaking to GIVEMESPORT – has now provided his verdict on that potential deal, with the respected journalist revealing that the Bhoys are keeping tabs on the forward, alongside other interested parties.

Jones stated: “I think he’s one of the names in the frame, but again, he’s someone that’s been talked about in terms of having potential in other countries too with some big clubs.

“So, the feeling is here that a lot is going to depend on the type of environment he sees himself fitting into for the next stage of his career. So, that might be key.”

The youngster has warranted such interest as a result of his “ridiculous” form in recent times – as per journalist Jacek Kulig – having scored 15 goals and provided nine assists in only 14 games for his current side to date.

That hot streak comes following what was a particularly fruitful spell for AC Horsens in his homeland, with Tengstedt scoring 20 goals and laying on ten assists in 57 games in all competitions.

Such ruthlessness in front of goal has seen the one-time Midtjylland man notably lauded by Portuguese coach Frederico Pereira Morais, who described him as a “born finisher” to illustrate his clinical nature.

A player who likes to “get the opponent out of the way” and is also “strong in the air” – according to Morais – Tengstedt appears to have a quality reminiscent of a fellow Nordic forward, Erling Haaland, with the Manchester City machine also a commanding focal point in attack and a lethal figure in the final third.

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The 6 foot 5 monster – who has 27 goals in just 22 games for the Etihad outfit this season – also initially made his mark in Norwegian football, having scored 20 goals and laid on six assists in 50 games for Molde, after previously failing to fire in 16 games for Byrne.

Interestingly, however, the aforementioned Kulig has suggested that Tengstedt’s record in the Eliteserien is “way better” than that of Haaland, having provided 24 goal contributions in only 14 games thus far.

That no doubt bodes well as far as Postecoglou is concerned, with the manager set to strike gold if Celtic can secure a Haaland-esque talent before the end of the window.