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Celtic: Postecoglou to “consider” move for Casper Tengstedt

Scottish champions Celtic are reportedly plotting a move to sign Rosenberg striker, Casper Tengstedt, as manager Ange Postecoglou seeks to bolster his attacking options in the January transfer window.

What’s the word?

According to journalist Mark Hendry, the 22-year-old is believed to be a player who the Parkhead giants are monitoring at present, albeit with the Old Firm outfit seemingly not alone in their admiration of the prolific Dane.

Writing on Twitter, the transfer insider revealed:

Celtic consider Casper Tengstedt transfer as Rosenborg striker on wishlist but Hoops face competition”.

In his attached piece for Football Scotland, Hendry claims that the Hoops have already held ‘initial conversations’ with the forward’s representatives, with a move potentially on the agenda amid the uncertainty surrounding Giorgos Giakoumakis’ future in Glasgow.

The report also adds, however, that Tengstedt – who is said to be attracting interest from clubs in Italy and Germany – could command a rather hefty price tag with his existing deal still set to run until 2026.

He’d be a ‘crazy signing’

As mentioned above, the recent interest in Giakoumakis’ services has heightened the need for a new centre-forward recruit in the New Year, with Postecoglou unlikely to want to be left with just Kyogo Furuhashi as his sole option for that striking berth in the second half of the campaign.

Even prior to the recent gossip regarding the Greek international’s future there had been talk that the Bhoys were seeking further firepower, with the Scottish Premiership outfit seemingly not keen to rest on their laurels despite opening up a sizeable, nine-point advantage at the top of the table.

Turning to Tengstedt as that striking solution could well represent an astute move as far as those at Paradise are concerned, with the impressive youngster having been in truly ruthless form in front of goal of late.

The Denmark U21 international has registered “crazy numbers” in 2022 thus far – in the words of talent scout Jacek Kulig – having scored 15 goals and registered nine assists in just 14 games for his current side to date.

The £3m-rated machine – who made the move to Norway back in August – had previously fired in 20 goals and laid on ten assists in just 57 games at Danish outfit AC Horsens, taking his overall tally at senior level to 35 goals thus far.

Such “ridiculous” form – as described by Kulig – has unsurprisingly caught the attention of clubs across Europe in recent times, with it hard to ignore an asset who appears to be truly potent in front of goal.

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The emerging starlet also provides the benefit of being able to feature on the flanks if required, ensuring his arrival may not necessarily lead to the aforementioned Kyogo dropping out of the side, with the pair potentially able to work in tandem in the attack.

While Postecoglou may well have to fork out a rather hefty fee in order to get a deal over the line, such a ‘crazy’ talent could well blossom were he to move to Scotland.