Celtic’s transfer window started off in a quiet fashion but now the campaign is underway, they are approaching the market with a sense of ruthlessness.
The Hoops have signed a title-winning goalkeeper in Joe Hart and signed a top-flight’s leading scorer in Kyogo Furuhashi.
Now, however, they could welcome the son of a club legend to the club; Jordan Larsson.
Speaking to Rekatochklart (via Glasgow Times) this week, former Sweden star Marcus Allback touted Henrik Larsson’s son as the ideal signing for the Hoops in a revealing interview.
Jordan currently plays his club football for Spartak Moscow in Russia where he has caught the eye with his goal-scoring antics.
Consequently, he earned a place in the Sweden squad for the recent European Championships.
Speaking in light of that, Allback commented: “If Jordan Larsson was to sign for Celtic, I know that would be a great signing for both the player and the club.”
Allback continued: “Jordan is a great player and has a lot of good qualities that he could bring to the team. He’s not the tallest, but he is strong, his mentality of working hard and always making runs, taking on players and his effort to defend, is something that would suit playing for Celtic.”
Although the chance of Jordan signing for the Glasgow club has been ruled out in the past, stranger things have certainly happened in football.
Valued at £13.5m via Transfermarkt, his price tag would surely be out of the range of Celtic – even if they do sell Odsonne Edouard.
However, if the opportunity emerges to sign him, Ange Postecoglou must do everything in his power to lure him to Paradise.
After all, this is an offensive player with the world at his feet, an individual capable of dominating defences and taking the opposition to the cleaners.
Described as a “great talent” by Allback, he has 25 goals in total for Spartak, 15 of which came during a wonderful 2020/21 campaign in Russia. On top of that, he provided five assists for his teammates while completing two key passes per game.
Larsson is yet to score this term but has racked up a jaw-dropping 4.3 key passes per match. In comparison, only Ryan Christie – 4.5 per outing – comes anywhere close to replicating those sorts of numbers this season.
What’s most appealing, though, is the idea that he could become better than his father.
Henrik will always go down in Celtic history as one of the greats to wear the jersey. The Swedish hero bagged 174 goals in 217 Premiership outings for the club for instance.
His son doesn’t find the net with the same regularity but claims have already been made that he’s on the right path to stardom.
Speaking in 2016, Henrik Larsson commented: “I have said all along that the only way to deal with people comparing him to me is to become a better player than I was.”
“He is already on his way to doing that. Jordan is playing in a higher division than I was at his age and he has already been capped for Sweden – and scored – at under-21 level, again, something that I had not done at his age.”
The 24-year-old has since become a prominent player in Europe and is well on his way to becoming a genuine star on the continent.
Celtic would be foolish to pass up a transfer as romantic as this if a deal can be arranged.
Sadly, that does feel slightly farfetched for now.