Celtic: Club hold talks for Lyle Taylor

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Premiership giants Celtic have reportedly held talks to sign former Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor.

The Daily Record recently reported that the Hoops have held ‘tentative’ talks to sign the striker and as many as 10 clubs are looking at him this summer. While the Hoops have been in contact with Taylor’s representatives, they haven’t firmed up their initial interest as yet.

The report claims that Swansea City and West Brom are among some of the other clubs that are interested in him.

Does it make sense for Celtic to sign Taylor?

No, we shouldn't sign him

No, we shouldn't sign him

Yes, we need another striker

Yes, we need another striker

Taylor is currently a free agent following his departure from Charlton. In the 2019/20 campaign, the striker found the back of the net 11 times in the Championship in 22 games (via Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts…

Taylor’s numbers clearly show that he’s a reliable goalscorer and because of that, it is hardly a surprise that many clubs are looking at him.

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Starting with an easy one- apart from Paris Saint-Germain, which other French club did Edouard play for?

Recently, Celtic boss Neil Lennon had confirmed that the club is in talks to hand Odsonne Edouard a new contract at Parkhead. Apart from him, Celtic have three other striking options in Leigh Griffiths, Vakoun Bayo and Patryk Klimala.

While Taylor’s numbers from the 2019/20 season show that he can be a prolific player in front of goal, Celtic already have enough depth in the striker department at this point of time. Taylor is 30 and because of his age, there might not be too much potential for further development – while all their present forwards are younger than him. Therefore, Celtic should be satisfied with what they have in this department and should probably invest in other positions.

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