By Frank McAvennie

14th Nov, 2022 | 7:51am

Ivan Toney cited as Celtic told to spend '£10m' on striker signing - expert

Frank McAvennie has told Celtic to spend £10million on a striker.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker said a player like Ivan Toney is what the Celts need going forward.

As revealed by UEFA (2 November), the Celts had 82 attempts on goal during the course of their Champions League campaign.

Kyogo Furuhashi failed to score in any of the Parkhead club’s six Champions League games whilst Giorgios Giakoumakis only found the back of the net once in the competition.

According to the Sun (21 April 2021), Toney had been close to joining the Green and Whites under Neil Lennon.

The 26-year-old is said to have agreed terms and was keen to make the move to Parkhead but ultimately the £6m mark for the striker was too high for the Glasgow club.

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McAvennie said a new striker is a top priority for Ange Postecoglou

“Kyogo and Giakoumakis are loved at Celtic because they are scoring goals,” he told Football Insider.

But, you can’t go away in Europe and create 82 chances and only score four goals.

If I was there I would accept that if I could not hack it in Europe I would move on. Celtic need to be in Europe, that is where they should be.

The amount of chances they created, a good striker would have scored them and we would be in the playoffs. I would bring another striker in, I would like to see them have three.

We could have had Ivan Toney, we were so close to signing him. That is the kind of player that you need. If they bring someone in for £8/£10m. I think everyone still believes in Ange.

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