Former Celtic player Vidar Riseth has told The Scottish Sun that Josh King has the potential to be the best Celtic striker since Henrik Larsson if he signs for the Hoops during the summer.
The 29-year-old has been linked with a move north of the border after failing to make an impact at Everton during 2019/20.
King is yet to start a game at Goodison Park and the talk is that Eddie Howe will try and take him to Celtic if he is appointed as the club’s new boss.
The versatile forward can play in a number of positions and Riseth believes he’d be a tremendous coup for the Hoops.
He’s even tipped him to as having the potential to be the best talisman since the famous Swedish star many years ago.
Riseth told The Scottish Sun: “Josh would be the best striker Celtic have had in the past 10 years.
“He is strong, powerful and he can score goals – the kind of player that Celtic fans would love.
“If there is a chance for Celtic to get him then they must take it because he’d be an incredible signing for them.
“He just needs to be playing regular football and perhaps Celtic can give him that opportunity.”
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This deal is likely to largely depend on whether or not Howe gets the responsibility of replacing Neil Lennon as the club’s new manager.
If he does and decides to take King then a move to Celtic could be the perfect move for him to rediscover himself once again.
King fired 12 Premier League goals during the 2018/19 campaign and scored a further six last season.
He can operate in a number of positions and that flexibility to play out wide could see him thrive for Celtic.
The £45,000-a-week performer is unlikely to be kept on at Everton and if they do decide to get rid, the Hoops have to be ready to pounce.