Celtic 'unlikely' to bring popular 73-goal star to Parkhead

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Celtic are unlikely to land a deal to sign Jordan Larsson, the son of legendary striker Henrik, according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph.

The 25-year-old has caught the eye with his form for Lokomotiv Moscow, but his contract in Russia was terminated last month following their invasion of Ukraine, which led to links with a fairytale move to Parkhead.  

What’s the latest news involving Larsson?

According to Football Scotland, Larsson’s representatives have been in touch with Celtic over a potential free transfer move to the Scottish champions.

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The Hoops are yet to bolster their striker ranks, although Daizen Maeda recently made his loan deal a permanent one following his productive loan spell last season.

But the same outlet believe that despite Larsson’s team speaking to the Glasgow giants, Celtic are ‘not preparing’ to offer any deal to the Sweden international.

Larsson has enjoyed impressive goalscoring spells in Russia and Sweden, which has seen him score 73 goals across his senior club career.

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But just like Football Scotland, Joseph all-but confirmed that Larsson won’t be following in his father’s footsteps.

What did Joseph say about Larsson?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “Everyone’s seen the pictures of him as a little boy running around the pitch with his Dad.

“So, the emotional pull for that would be huge, but Celtic aren’t going down that path and certainly not yet and from what I’ve been told it’s unlikely Celtic will offer a contract to Jordan Larsson and make anything formal.”

Do Celtic need a striker?

Having scored 137 goals in all competitions in 2021-2022, it’s almost comical to suggest that Ange Postecoglou might be short up front.

But with Celtic back in the Champions League for the first time since the 2017-2018 campaign, adding extra options to their frontline wouldn’t go amiss.

The Australian currently has five players in his squad that are capable of playing up front, although one of those in Albian Ajeti could leave this summer, while Liel Abada spent the majority of last season playing out wide.

That leaves Postecoglou with just three options, and even then, Maeda generally tends to come in from the wing.

Therefore, with just a couple of weeks until the new season gets underway, Georgios Giakoumakis and Kyogo Furuhashi, who suffered a hamstring problem last term, are his only genuine options through the middle, so it’s no wonder the Celtic boss is scouring the market for another body.

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