The fact that Celtic have reportedly offered a contract to free agent Hull striker Abel Hernandez is the clearest sign yet that some forwards will be leaving the club in the summer.

The Italian football website Tuttomercato reported in April that the Hoops had offered the lethal finisher a three year deal, whilst more recently the Birmingham Mail have reported that Wolves, Nottingham Forrest and Newcastle are also keen on the 27-year-old.

The player suffered a long-term injury this season but still managed to end the season with eight goals in 10 appearances to help the Tigers avoid relegation to League One.

With a goal record like that it is no wonder that the Hoops are interested, but if Hernandez signs it seems inevitable that some of the strikers on the Hoops books will be on the way out, as four forwards is too many for a club who usually play with one striker.

It seems likely that Moussa Dembele will leave the Hoops in the summer if the club get an acceptable offer, whilst doubts have to remain about the future of loan signing Odsonne Edouard, who is set to return to PSG after the Scottish Cup Final.

Leigh Griffiths seems unlikely to leave any time soon, and if the Hoops are able to sign a player with Hernandez’s record it would be a great deal, but supporters should keep in mind that he is likely to be the replacement for a player already at the club.

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