Next season for Celtic will be about improving the team’s performances in Europe, and any signings they make should reflect that.

A player that the Hoops have been linked with in the past in Hull City’s Abel Hernandez, who is a free agent, after leaving the Championship side after turning down a new deal, as reported by Sky Sports.

Back in April, Italian football website Tuttomercato reported that the Hoops had offered the 27-year-old a three year contract, but it has all gone quiet since then.

If the Uruguayan does join the Hoops, it would be a bizarre deal, as he doesn’t seem to fit the profile of a Celtic park signing, and there would be very little prospect of him being sold on for profit.

There is also the nature of his injury issues, as he missed much of last season after an Achilles operation.

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Perhaps most importantly, will a signing of this ilk take the Hoops further in Europe? The answer seems to be ‘no’.

Whilst Hernandez does have a good goalscoring record – eight goals in 10 games last season – there is nothing to indicate that he will be an upgrade on the much younger Odsonne Edouard.

Hoops fans would much rather see a deal agreed for the on-loan PSG striker than a move for a player who has major injury issues in the last season.

Any player that the Hoops buy has to be with improving the team in Europe in mind, but that doesn’t seem to be the case with Hernandez.

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