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Celtic can complete their attack by signing Dembele

Celtic may have suffered defeat in their first game with Ange Postecoglou in charge but since that moment, the Hoops have bounced back in impressive fashion.

Eyebrows were raised when the Australian became the new manager of the Hoops but his first month of competitive actions proves exactly why he was handed the reins.

On the chalkboard

Celtic’s attack has always been a strong point of their game but with Postecoglou at the helm, it now looks even better.

Odsonne Edouard might have only scored three times all term but the Bhoys have still put in some swashbuckling performances from an offensive point of view.

They have won six games on the trot and during that time frame the Glaswegian side have racked up 24 goals. Their last two domestic games, meanwhile, have seen a combined 72 attempts taken at goal.

Celtic aren’t here to muck about and after signing Kyogo Furuhashi, their vibrant attack has very nearly been completed.

The Japanese striker already has a Parkhead hat-trick to his name and is tearing Premiership defences to shreds with his clever moment and scintillating pace.

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However, he’s not the last attacker that will be brought to Paradise in the ongoing window.

Thomas Henry had been linked with a move but sitting at the top of their shortlist for the moment is Georgios Giakoumakis of VVV-Venlo.

A move for the Greek striker who lead the scoring charts in the Eredivisie last season certainly makes sense if Edouard departs but one area that could do with strengthening is the left flank.

The solution

Ryan Christie has starred in that role this season, collecting a hat-trick of assists versus Dundee, but he’s now moved to the right with Furuhashi preferred on the left.

You sense that if Edouard does take his leave then Kyogo will move centrally again, leaving a void next to him to be filled.

Postecoglou can give his side a helping hand by dipping his toes into the market once more. Kristijan Lovric, a man compared to Kylian Mbappe and Arjen Robben, has been touted but they could find a cheaper alternative in Siriki Dembele.

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The Bhoys have had Karamoko’s brother on their radar for over a year now and with the forward’s contract at Peterborough expiring in under 12 months, he is keen to leave.

Posh co-owner Darragh MacAnthony has admitted they will sell at the right place and are relaxed about the idea of him heading for the exit door.

Therefore, Celtic must test the waters in the remaining week of the window.

Capable of playing through the middle or out on the flanks, he’d complement Furuhashi extremely well in the final third.

Described as a player with “dazzling dribbling” by Barry Fry, Dembele is an incredibly tricky customer to deal with.

Like Furuhashi, he’s got pace in abundance but most importantly, he can score and create goals.

The attacker was involved in an eye-catching 24 goals last season and upon promotion to England’s second tier, he has already found the net on two occasions in three matches this term.

That’s taken Dembele’s overall tally for Peterborough to 27 strikes as he improves on his abilities year by year.

Celtic have pursued the 24-year-old long enough; they must now conclude a deal.

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