Pete O’Rourke has dropped an exciting update on reported Celtic transfer target Antoine Semenyo.
In a recent interview with GIVEMESPORT, the journalist stated his belief that he is certain Celtic will be looking to secure a deal for the Bristol City centre-forward in the summer transfer window, following reports claiming that Ange Postecoglou had sent scouts to watch the 22-year-old in action for the Robins.
Speaking about the Hoops’ interest in the striker, O’Rourke said: “I’m sure Celtic and I know a number of English clubs are also keeping an eye on Semenyo as well.
“I think [Nottingham] Forest tried to sign him in the January transfer window, along with several other clubs. I’m sure Premier League clubs are maybe looking at him because he is a top young player.”
Considering the remarkable returns of Semenyo so far this season, the news that Celtic are lining up a move for the centre-forward this summer is sure to have left the Parkhead faithful buzzing.
Indeed, over his 19 Championship outings this term, the £1.08m-rated striker has been in fantastic form for Bristol City, bagging six goals, providing eight assists and creating four big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.1 shots and making 0.8 key passes per game.
These metrics have seen the £3.5k-per-week hitman – who Phil Parkinson dubbed a “dangerous” player – average a highly impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.02, ranking him as Nigel Pearson’s third-best player in the English second tier.
As such, considering Postecoglou already boasts the impressive options of Kyogo Furuhashi, Daizen Maeda, Giorgios Giakoumakis, Jota and Liel Abada in his front three, it is clear for all to see that the further addition of a player as talented and versatile as Semenyo – with the forward being comfortable in operating on the left or right-wing, as well as through the middle – would be a something of a major coup for the Bhoys, not to mention a signing that would be an extremely exciting one for the club’s fanbase.