Czech website iSport have claimed Celtic are watching winger David Moberg Karlsson and could make an offer for him in the January transfer window – after the wide man sparkled in the Europa League against the Scottish side.
Celtic have been lacking in options out wide all season. James Forrest remains injured while Mikey Johnston is only just returning from a long-term issue. Mo Elyounoussi is the only recognised senior winger in the side.
Diego Laxalt has been playing at full-back, meaning Ryan Christie or Tom Rogic have been used out wide – or Celtic have played with wing-backs. However, a winger is clearly needed and Sweden international Karlsson has emerged.
The 26-year-old, who made one senior appearance for Sunderland, laid on an assist in each of Sparta’s 4-1 wins over Celtic. The report says Celtic have been watching him, and that he would only cost around £1.5million.
TBR’s view – £1.5million is a bargain for Karlsson
Pushing aside the memories of his creativity in the 4-1 defeats to Sparta, Karlsson is a top, top player. In 55 appearances for the Czech outfit, he has had a hand in 25 goals – scoring 11 and creating 14.
His quality is undoubted and three Sweden caps shows just how good he is. Out wide, he would certainly be in contention to start for Celtic. So, £1.5million is a bargain and if available, Karlsson is a no-brainer this month.