Despite having permanently signed Odsonne Edouard from PSG this summer, Celtic’s attacking contingent still needs upgrading if the Bhoys are to stand any chance of improving their fortunes in European competition.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is currently in the final year of his contract at Anfield and may be attracted by a move to Celtic Park in order to reunite with Brendan Rodgers, under whom the forward has played the best football of his career to date.
Equally, following a torrid recent time with injuries and having been usurped in the Reds’ starting line up, a change of scene may be the best thing for the 29-year-old at this stage.
The reigning Scottish champions should prepare a bold swoop to either snap up the 26-cap England international as a free agent or for a cut price fee in January. In any case, the capture of Sturridge would be a major coup for the Hoops.
At this stage in his career, Sturridge needs to be playing as regularly as his body will allow. He can no longer rely upon getting those minutes with Liverpool. At Celtic, however, he’d once again be the main man.
If Rodgers could coax the best out of Sturridge once more, then good form in Scotland could even see the forward returned to the England set up. Equally, a fit and firing Sturridge should help the Scottish giants become a much greater force on the continental stage.
Sturridge wouldn’t come cheap to Celtic – wages wise – and signing him would necessitate taking a big gamble on his long term fitness levels, but it is a risk worth taking. Signing the Liverpool man would be a real statement of intent by Celtic and, if it all worked out well, then it would have to go down as one the club’s greatest deals in recent years.