Celtic must do all they can to tie up a deal for VVV-Venlo striker and Werder Bremen loanee Lennart Thy after the Hoops were reported to be keen on the player.

And what’s more – Hoops manager Brendan Rodgers wouldn’t deny the interest.

With Moussa Dembele unable to replicate the kind of form this season that saw him linked with a host of Premier League suitors last summer, and with Leigh Griffiths struggling to make a comeback from injury, the striking position is in need of attention and strengthening.

Thy would certainly give the Hoops an alternative option up front.

As capable as the 26-year-old is of finding the back of the net, he’s creative too and has notched up eight goals and six assists in 30 outings.

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The former Germany U20 international has been integral to the Dutch minnows relative success this season.

Venlo are currently 12th in the Eredivisie table in their first season back in Holland’s top-flight following relegation in 2012/13.

But the Hoops will need to move quickly to land their target as the forward is due to return to his parent club Werder Bremen this summer when he will enter the final year of his contract with the Bundesliga outfit.

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