Date: 10th October 2018 at 3:25pm
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OPINION

Brendan Rodgers’ men may have won 6-0 at the weekend, but the fact that Celtic won so convincingly without Leigh Griffiths getting on the scoresheet raises more concerns about the Scotland international’s form.

Ever since Moussa Dembele left Celtic Park in August, the Hoops’ strikers have struggled to play at a consistently high level and it looks as though Rodgers needs to replace the French forward in the January transfer window.

It is not like the Bhoys won’t have the money to spend after making a net profit in the summer and given the fact that results have been underwhelming, it would make sense go big on upgrading the squad in January.

One player that Celtic absolutely must sign is Red Bull Sazlburg forward Munas Dabbur after he tore the Scottish giants to shreds in the Europa League last week.

Dabbur, 26, scored twice as Salzburg won 3-1 against Celtic at the Red Bull Arena, and it was a performance that has been typical of the Israel international during his spell in Austria.

Last season, the ex-Maccabi Tel Aviv ace scored 29 goals and supplied 11 assists in 55 appearances across all competitions, helping Salzburg reach the Europa League semi-finals and win the Austrian Bundesliga.

The Israeli goal machine has started this campaign in even better form, netting 15 goals in 17 outings in both domestic and European football.

Griffiths and Odsonne Edouard could learn a thing or two from Dabbur, who is consistently scoring in a league which is not too dissimilar to Scotland’s, and given his mouth-watering record in front of goal, Parkhead is bound to erupt with cheers of joy for Rodgers splashing the cash on such a quality centre-forward.