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Celtic can belatedly replace Dembele by going back in for Everton’s Onyekuru

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Celtic can belatedly replace Dembele by going back in for Everton’s Onyekuru

There was quite the fuss over Henry Onyekuru before he eventually signed for Everton and Celtic were reportedly one of the clubs interested in his signature.

The powerhouse striker is yet to make an appearance for the Toffees and has been loaned out to Galatasaray this season after concerns over his ability to get a work permit.

That has led TeamTalk to report that Everton are thinking of cashing in on the striker already. There are a host of clubs in the hunt – including huge names such as PSG and Real Madrid – but they cannot offer the same guarantees of first-team football as Celtic can.

 

Brendan Rodgers still has the £19.7m he received from Lyon on Deadline Day for Moussa Dembele burning a hole in his pocket. He needs to use that for a striker of a similar level to get Celtic scoring again and Onyekuru could be that man.

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Celtic may face the same work permit issues as Everton have, but if they can get assurances that they can be bypassed, then he would be the ideal replacement for Dembele.

His development has been accelerated by involvement in the Champions League with Galatasaray and if Celtic can offer him that next season, that could be more fruitful than sitting in the reserves for a European superpower.

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