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Celtic: Howe could make instant impact by signing Nsame

Celtic’s hunt to find a new manager has almost become as tiring as their season itself.

The Bhoys have endured an utterly dismal campaign where they relinquished their nine-year-long grasp on the league.

If that wasn’t bad enough, the Hoops will now end the campaign without a single trophy or a manager.

The ownership is being questioned and they also have a vacant director of football role to fill. To suggest things are a mess would be putting it lightly.

That said, they do appear to be moving closer towards the appointment of Eddie Howe.

The 43-year-old has been in advanced discussions with Celtic for over a month now and the sooner they get him through the door, the quicker than can prepare for next season.

A couple of new signings have already been touted with the likes of Josh King and Steve Cook, former players under Howe, linked with Parkhead.

Who would you rather see at Celtic?

King

King

Nsame

Nsame

Though, Celtic have also been mentioned in the same breath as Young Boys forward Jean-Pierre Nsame.

A natural-born goal scorer, he’d be a fabulous first addition for Howe if everything worked out.

Odsonne Edouard could well leave for the Premier League in a few months time and if he does indeed depart, Nsame would be a wonderful replacement.

In the words of his manager, Gerardo Seoane, he’s been “extraordinary” for the Swiss champions in the last few years and in 2020/21 alone, he’s bagged 25 goals and registered ten assists.

That record is one that nearly matches up with Edouard, someone who has 21 strikes and six assists this term.

The Celtic forward has long been their talisman but crucially he’s able to provide a service line for his teammates too. Last season for instance, the Frenchman racked up a mighty haul of 19 assists.

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We'll start with an easier one, who is this Celtic academy player?

His attitude has been questionable of late but thankfully, Nsame could provide the Bhoys with not only goals but added professionalism.

Speaking last year, Seoane said: “Jean Pierre (Nsame) is a great personality, with a great character and mentality. He is also present and hard-working and put his all for the team. He is not egoistic. He always puts the team first, that’s what I like so much about him because it is a big human quality and above all he is very humble.”

Commenting about his qualities on the pitch, the manager added: “He is very physical, with an unbelievable ability in front of goal.”

With all that said, it’s clear that Nsame would offer a great deal to Celtic.

If he’s not scoring goals, he’ll be running the channels and motivating his teammates to do better, something his potential predecessor hasn’t done lately.

The 28-year-old could definitely help Howe, if he is indeed the man Celtic hire, to settle in and make an instant impact. The goal tally alone is enough to make Hoops fans drool.

AND in other news, Celtic interview “outstanding” 63 y/o for manager role, Hoops fans should be buzzing…

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