Celtic need another striker, but is Silas Wamangituka the man?

Celtic were linked with Paris FC striker Silas Wamangituka over the weekend as the club’s need for more striking options becomes clearer each passing week.

What’s the story?

The 19-year-old has impressed this season and Neil Lennon confirmed he was in attendance at Paris FC’s match last weekend.

According to Calciomercato, Celtic have offered £4.5m for Wamangituka.

As it stands Odsonne Edouard is their only recognised striker and though he has 14 goals this season, Celtic need more options up front if they are to see off the challenge from Rangers next season.

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That man however, will not be Wamangituka, who has scored nine goals in 27 appearances in Ligue 2, at least if Lennon is to be believed.

“It wasn’t him,” Lennon said after the Kilmarnock win. “But we are looking at players.

“And centre-forward is a position I would look at.”

Could and should it happen?

It seems Lennon is planning for next season even though there is no guarantee of him being Celtic manager next season.

And while Wamangituka is still young, his scoring record in a pretty poor league is not great and though Celtic are desperate for a striker they can definitely do better than the 19-year-old.

Pressure is growing on Celtic’s board to get some reinforcements in however after comments made by Hoops legend Chris Sutton criticising Celtic for been a “one-trick-pony.”

The ex-Bhoy was lamenting the fact that outside of Edouard the options up front are very limited, and Wamangituka’s power at 6 ft 2 would certainly offer something a little different.

Whether of not Lennon is being totally truthful about the move is anyone’s guess, but Celtic fans, do you think Wamangituka would be a worthwhile gamble at £4.5m? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…