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Why Celtic need to sign Kasper Junker

Whatever position you hold at Celtic right now, you are under fire. Majority shareholder Dermot Desmond has some huge decisions to make while increasing scrutiny is falling on the shoulders of Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell.

Despite their frailties in recent months, they now need Nick Hammond to step up.

The Hoops are still yet to do any business which considering their 20 point gap to Rangers is particularly alarming.

Improving a defence that have leaked 11 more goals than the Gers is of utmost importance but adding extra goals definitely wouldn’t go amiss.

They could find that in Bodo/Glimt striker Kasper Junker. The Dane was linked with a switch to Parkhead last month and in recent weeks it has been revealed that he would be open to leaving the Norwegian club behind.

Should Celtic sign Kasper Junker?

Definitely

Definitely

No chance

No chance

Indeed, if Hammond was able to lure him to Glasgow then it would be an outstanding piece of business, a deal to potentially turn Celtic’s fortunes around for the better.

Of course, Celtic have Odsonne Edouard in their ranks at the moment but with Lennon preferring a two-prong attack, a goal-scoring sensation such as Junker would add a frightening extra layer to their play in the final third.

You only need to look at Junker’s stats from the 2020 campaign. He racked up 27 strikes – just one less than Edouard’s tally last season – while the attacker also amassed 11 assists.

Remarkably, that all came in just 28 appearances. Junker has been so fearsome that he’s scored 15 games in his last nine outings.

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He is as prolific as they come but would offer a very different threat to Celtic’s French sensation. That’s because Junker is left-footed, scoring 25 of his strikes with that part of his body.

Thus, there becomes an even greater need to pair the two of them together. Just imagine how defenders would struggle to cope. On one side, you’d have Edouard causing problems on his right but on the other Junker would be terrorising the opposition on his left.

It would be a terrifying duo, one surely capable of lifting Celtic from their rut. Scoring isn’t their biggest problem but it speaks volumes when only Edouard and Mo Elyounoussi have more than five goals this term.

Improvement in the final third is required, therefore, and Junker would undoubtedly benefit that cause. Rangers have netted 12 more in the league than Celtic this season so bringing in added goals would certainly help to bridge the gap and put the Bhoys on the path to revival.

He simply has to be considered as a signing this month.

AND in other news, Desmond could kickstart Celtic by hiring 44 y/o, he’s a coach that “Rodgers loves”…

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