Celtic may have scored 29 goals in nine games since the resumption of the season in Scotland, but it is little surprise to see the Hoops keep an eye out for a new striker.
The Daily Mail has reported this week that the Bhoys are one of the clubs monitoring Amiens’s Serhou Guirassy.
Guirassy has scored eight league goals this season, with his latest two coming in Saturday’s stunning 4-4 draw with Paris Saint-Germain.
Unfortunately for Celtic, it appears that they are facing an uphill battle in their pursuit of the 23-year-old.
The Mail reports that Amiens want £18 million for the Frenchman. And Celtic have reportedly been joined by five Premier League sides in the running for his signature, including Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Leicester City.
But Celtic have to keep themselves in the hunt in the hope that they can replicate the inspired 2017 move to bring Odsonne Edouard in from France.
Edouard has been an outstanding signing for the Hoops. He is arguably the best player in the Scottish Premiership. And it is difficult to imagine Celtic now getting through a window without having to respond to a big-money bid for the 22-year-old.
When Edouard’s departure does come, the Hoops will surely land a significant sum. And that should allow the club to reinvest in a marquee replacement.
Whether they would allow themselves to pay anything like £18 million for Guirassy perhaps remains to be seen.
But Celtic will need to pull something special out of the bag when they do decide to let Edouard leave Parkhead.
Beating a number of Premier League sides to an eight-figure move for an in-form striker would be very special indeed.