A Celtic swoop for Aaron Boupendza could earn the club a big profit down the line – especially if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is proved correct.
That is according to ex-Celtic striker Frank McAvennie, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after 90 min reported that Celtic are among the clubs keen on the 24-year-old goalscorer from Hatayspor.
The Gabonese striker has 18 goals in 26 Turkish Super Lig appearances in 2020-21 and has won praise from his international teammate Aubameyang.
According to The Sun, the Arsenal skipper has “talked up” Boupendza to the money men at the Emirates ahead of a possible North London move.
McAvennie observed that this deal would fit in with Celtic’s buy-low, sell-high approach when entering the European market.
“I think Celtic will always look abroad for strikers,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“That’s what they do. They want to bring someone in for cheap and then sell them on later for more. That won’t change. This looks like what this could be.
“A good striker can score goals. It’s got to be better than what we’ve got because the last two (Albian Ajeti and Patryk Klimala) that have come in have not been good enough.”
Celtic signed 24-year-old Ajeti from West Ham in August in a deal reported to be worth £4.5million and he has netted six times in 2020-21.
Polish striker Klimala meanwhile joined from Jagiellonia Bialystok in a £3.5m deal in January 2020 and the 22-year-old has got on the scoresheet just three times this campaign.