Celtic urged to sign Paul Onuachu

With Celtic’s season more or less done and dusted besides a few fixtures to fulfil, they can start thinking about next summer.

For starters, they will have to find a new manager, while they are also set to welcome a new director of football. Whoever takes up that role will have the honourable job of trying to rebuild the Hoops with new recruits.

What’s the word?

Celtic have already been busy preparing for next term. They’ve reportedly agreed a pre-contract deal with Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Shaw while they’re also closing in on Wigan youngster Kyle Joseph.

However, in terms of boosting their starting XI, they’ve now been urged to sign one of the most prolific strikers in Europe.

Speaking on the latest edition of A Celtic State of Mind podcast, Colin Watt commented: “One that I think people should go and take a look at [is] Paul Onuachu. He’s a Nigerian striker that plays for Genk; he was formerly of FC Midtjylland, and he’s scored almost 100 goals in five seasons, 6ft 7in tall. Roughly, the going price for him is about £7-10m.”

“That’s us actually taking a look out into the European market and trying to replace [Odsonne] Edouard with an experienced striker.”

Do you want Onuachu at Celtic?

Yes please!

No thanks!

No thanks!

Edouard has been linked with a move to both Arsenal and Leicester over the last few days in what feels like an inevitable departure. Recruiting another striker, therefore, will be a necessity.

Imagine him & Turnbull

Signing a player like Onuachu would be superb business by the Hoops. When it comes to someone who can find the back of the net, there are few better for the price touted.

The Nigerian has netted 35 goals in just 57 appearances for Belgian side Genk, 25 of which have all come during the 2020/21 campaign.

Standing at 6 foot 7, the striker is a giant in the air and has already earned comparisons to Peter Crouch. That being said, he is far more assured on the ball and a lot more prolific in front of goal.

Speaking about the 26-year-old, his former teammate at FC Midtjylland Alexander Scholz said: “Years ago, when he was with us, he was already the best striker in our championship. It’s impossible to beat him because he’s so tall. He is a worker, he has always worked a lot. He had to wait for his chance but I’m happy for him.”

Just imagine what a player like this could do for David Turnbull. The attacking midfielder has been a breath of fresh air to the Celtic side this term, injecting enormous amounts of swagger and creativity into the team.

The 21-year-old has scored six times and provided five assists in the SPFL for the Hoops this term, racking up 2.6 key passes per match. For context, no other player in the Celtic team has more in 2020/21.

Thus, just imagine what a player of his qualities could achieve with Onuachu leading the line. Turnbull has already developed a fine partnership with Edouard but this would be yet another mouth-watering combination for the Hoops.

Celtic must consider a move for the £10m-rated forward if the opportunity arises.

AND in other news, Imagine him & Edouard: Celtic must swoop for £7.2m-rated beast with 8 G/A this term…

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