Premiership giants Celtic are reportedly one of the clubs interested in signing Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson.
Swedish outlet Fotboll Skanalen have recently reported that Celtic are in the race for the striker, but Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion are also interested. Spanish clubs Valencia and Villarreal are also one of the parties in the race for the 28-year-old.
Another Swedish outlet Expressen has reported that while these clubs are indeed interested, Union want SEK 60 million (£5 million) to part ways with the player. Earlier in the season, BILD in Germany had also talked about the Hoops’ interest in the striker.
The current Bundesliga season has seen Andersson play 29 games so far. He has found the back of the net 12 times and also has three assists to his name. In all competitions though, Andersson has scored 13 times (via Transfermarkt).
Should Celtic sign Andersson?
No, we got Edouard
Considering the number of reports linking Andersson with a potential move to Parkhead, it does seem that Neil Lennon’s men might have an eye on the Swedish striker.
While there is no doubting his goalscoring abilities, the Hoops already have Odsonne Edouard, Leigh Griffiths, and January signing Patryk Klimala in the current squad. So spending about £5 million on a striker like Andersson will not make much sense unless Edouard departs the club in the summer transfer window.
Andersson might demand first-team football and unless Edouard leaves, he might not get that at Parkhead. So Celtic might just have to avoid this move unless the Frenchman gets lured away by potential suitors.