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18th Jun, 2018 | 12:45pm

Record-breaking Celtic deal means front-line is set unless there are Parkhead exits


With Celtic’s recent signing of Odsonne Edouard, you would imagine that the Hoops have no need to add to their strikers, unless one of the Hoops’ three strikers leaves first.

The Bhoys have been linked with the likes of Abel Hernandez in the recent past, with Italian football website Calcio Mercato even reporting that the Hoops had offered the former Hull City striker a three year deal.

But that rumour came before the Hoops signed Edouard on a permanent deal, and with the record-breaking signing now on the books it seems highly unlikely that a striker is next on the list for Hoops signings.

However, plans could change should either Leigh Griffiths or Moussa Dembele leave the Hoops before the end of the transfer window.

There could well be interest in both players, particularly Dembele, who was the subject of a bid from Brighton in January of £12million which the Hoops turned down.

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If either of those players leave, then the Bhoys would have to bring in another forward, Brendan Rodgers seems to like to have three strikers at the club.

For now though, Rodgers and the Hoops board will be targeting other areas of the pitch, with additions needed at both the left and right-back area, and perhaps another central defender.

Rodgers and the Hoops board will be delighted if at the end of August the Hoops strikers remain as they are.

In other Celtic news, Murdo MacLeod delivered a verdict on a recent Hoops signing

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