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Dominic Solanke is now the perfect option for Celtic in January

Celtic will be in the hunt for a new striker in January. The club has allowed Leigh Griffiths some time away from the game to focus on personal issues.

Hopefully, Griffiths will be back at Celtic as soon as possible and in a much better space than previously.

With Celtic seemingly short up top, but not needing a permanent replacement for the Scotland international, a January loan seems likely.

So who is the perfect man for the job?

Chelsea’s Dominic Solanke scores his goal during a FA Youth Cup 3rd Round match between Chelsea U18 and Dartford U18 at the Electrical Services Stadium on the 12th December 2013 in Aldershot, England. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke certainly sticks out. Linked with a move to Old Firm rivals Rangers, he would easily be as much use at Parkhead.

Brendan Rodgers is known to be a big fan of the player. He has said as much and was head youth coach when Solanke first arrived at Chelsea as a kid. In the summer of 2017, it was reported by the Daily Record that Celtic tried to sign the player after his deal at Chelsea came to an end. Instead, he opted for Anfield.

“I took Dominic into Chelsea when he was eight years of age. I am delighted for him and the career he has had up until now as a young player, he is a fantastic talent.”

– Brendan Rodgers discussing Solanke

But despite his obvious talent, as shown by his displays for England under-21s this term, he has not played a single minute of football for the Liverpool first-team.

He is known to Rodgers, needs football and could be a temporary replacement for Griffiths. Solanke should certainly be on Celtic’s radar again.

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