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“Why not?” – Barry Ferguson tips international striker for Celtic move

Celtic are in the market for a striker. Of that there is no doubt.

With speculation surrounding Giorgos Giakoumakis doing the rounds since news broke of apparent contract negotiations breaking down, there needs to be a contingency plan in place just in case a team can tempt him with an offer in January.

But to be honest, I feel we needed another striker anyway as I always felt on just relying on GG and Kyogo was always a big ask. Especially if injury hit one, or both of them.

Barry Ferguson offered up a solution after what he saw when he watched Hibs almost embarrass his club on Thursday night and, I think, this is another one Celtic should leave well alone.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Ferguson said, “It’s good to see in terms of Hibs, Kevin Nesbit is back.

I’ve always liked him as a player. Listen, he’s been out for what? Ten months? Eleven months?

It’s been a long hard road for him.

To me he looked really tired. You could tell he was tired 20 minutes or so to go, but he looks to me if he’s come back just as good as he was before his injury.

An international player as well.

And if he starts to continue with that sort of form them Rangers? Celtic? Why not?”

Why not? First off, he’s not any better than what we have at the club at the moment and if he was to replace GG, then we would be worse off.

Secondly, his goalscoring record just isn’t good enough. 94 goals in over 220 appearances over his career sounds decent, but when you consider that 66 of those goals were scored in the lower leagues of Scotland with the likes of Partick Thistle, Raith Rovers and Dumbarton, he really hasn’t got it to make it at Celtic.

Let Rangers have him.

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