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One goal every 68 minutes- the Celtic transfer rumour with credibility

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Celtic have been linked with a move for Andraz Sporar of Slovan Bratislava.

The hoops will probably be linked with a striker every day of the month but when the story comes from Stephen McGowan it carries a bit more credibility than most transfer fliers.

The man from the Daily Mail has a better strike rate than most with Sporar ticking many of the boxes needed to complete a move to Celtic.

Sporar scored twice in Slovan’s Europa League campaign which saw them finish third behind Sporting Braga and Wolves, domestically he has scored a goal every 68 minutes according to Transfermarkt.

Even before he was given the job on a full-time basis Neil Lennon had identified the need to bring in a striker, in April he told The Sunday Post:

We are having recruitment meetings, and it is fair to say in the conversations we have had, much of the focus has been on the need to get in another striker. At the moment, there is only really Odsonne and Leigh Griffiths, and he is just coming back to us after five months out.

People will say: ‘What about Ollie Burke and Timothy Weah?’. But for me they are wingers. So centre-forward would be the position I would look at for next season if I was the manager, and is the position I am looking at now for whoever.

The first half of this season has emphasised the need for a striker to be brought in with Griffiths and Bayo failing to provide adequate cover for Edouard.

Griffiths looked sharp in midweek away to Cluj but if Sporar can be signed for the reported fee of £5m the addition of an in-form 25-year-old striker would seem like the perfect January transfer addition.

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