As reported by The Birmingham Mail, Celtic are one of a number of teams chasing the signature of former Hull City forward Abel Hernandez this summer.
Hernandez is a free agent after his contract at Championship side Hull expired at the end of the season and it seems he is a wanted man ahead of next term.
The Birmingham Mail say Celtic, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Newcastle United and Nottingham Forest are all interested in signing him, with the outlet reporting that a three-year deal could be on the cards at the Hoops specifically.
Ordinarily rated at £6.3m by Transfermarkt, would he be a good acquisition for Brendan Rodgers?
With this summer potentially the one that the Hoops cash in on Moussa Dembele’s transfer value, they could be in the market for a new third striker, assuming they also pull the trigger on bringing Odsonne Edouard to Glasgow on a permanent basis.
Hernandez could certainly fill that role well. With an excellent scoring record at Championship, Serie B and international level, the Uruguayan is more than capable of competing for places at the Scottish Premiership side.
Blighted by injury in the 2017/18 season, he did manage to net eight goals in 10 appearances for Hull, with five of those coming in the last two months on his comeback.
On a free transfer it’s also relatively risk-free and would allow Rodgers to divert resources to other areas of the team that need addressing before signing a third forward.
It’s a move that appears to make sense for both parties.