Celtic are reportedly interested in signing centre-forward Vakoun Issouf Bayo from Slovakian top-flight club DAC Dunajska Streda.
According to the Daily Express, the Bhoys are readying a second bid of £2million for the striker after an initial £1.7million offer was turned down.
The report details that Rapid Vienna and Parma are keen on the 21-year-old, but he is favouring a switch to Scotland.
Celtic are edging closer to the player’s £2.3million valuation and he could turn out to be a potential bargain for the Scottish champions.
Bayo is a centre-forward that has scored 18 goals in 23 games across all competitions this season, with three of them coming in Europa League qualifying.
The Ivory Coast international has been prolific in his division, but of course the Slovakian division is not the highest level.
Bayo has shown nonetheless that he’s decent in front of goal and the powerhouse has huge potential.
He’s already featured twice for his nation’s senior team and is beginning to force his way into their fold.
Celtic need some extra firepower behind Odsonne Edouard for the second half of the season, as they look to be involved in a title race for the league.
Bayo is a gamble given his lack of time at the top level, but may be worth the punt due to his minimal fee and his value will shoot up if he finds his feet at Parkhead quickly.