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Respected Kerrydale member names two Celtic transfer targets

Respected Kerrydale Street poster Pendy12 has given Celtic fans a nod in the direction to who the club is looking to sign in the transfer window.

In the two weeks following the Scottish Cup Final the transfer speculation has been very predictable with around a dozen goalkeepers linked with replacing Joe Hart with ‘bring them home’ cries going up for Odsonne Edouard, Kieran Tierney, Fraser Forster and Stuart Armstrong. Jonny Hayes does look like returning as u-18 coach.

Now into its 20th season Kerrydale Street remains a decent source of all things Celtic with Pendy12 recognised as someone who does get hold of fairly accurate information.

At lunchtime today he came up with two names that the club is looking at, neither of them are goalkeepers or former Celtic players.


Brondby striker Mathias Kvistgaarden has been linked with Celtic in each of the last two windows but it seems that his £9m valuation is way above how Celtic rate the 22-year-old.

Kvistgaarden has a moderate scoring record, eight league goals in 24 appearances this season is hardly eye-catching but as a Danish u-21 internationalist he seems to carry a pedigree.

From the rider to the link to Kvistgaarden the make up of the Celtic forward line next season seems wide open, losing Kyogo would be a massive decision to undertake after he signed a contract extension less than a year ago.

At the age of 29 there are probably people in the Celtic boardroom that would happily accept a bid in case his Balance Sheet value takes a dip but on the park he has bucked the trend of strikers that have died a death at Celtic with Vakoun Bayo, Patryk Klmala and Albian Ajeti the most recent examples.

Finding strikers that deliver for Celtic isn’t easy, Kyogo’s strike rate may have dipped last season but for long spells there was virtually nothing coming from the wings with Reo Hatate a big loss for a huge chunk of the season.

It would be a very bold move to move Kyogo on and expect his successor to match his three year record never mind surpass it.

Adam Idah is clearly part of the equation for the Celtic forward line, Kvistgaarden may be a Plan B with two strikers costing around a combined £15m unlikely to be moving to Celtic this summer.

Pontus Dahbo is an 18-year-old midfielder in his first season playing for Swedish side Haken which sounds similar to the profile of many of the signings made last summer, especially Odin Thiago Holm.

Dahno most certainly falls into the dreaded project category, unless there is a definite route through to the first team identified by Rodgers it is hard to see the teenager fairing better than Holm inside the bloated first team squad at Lennoxtown.

With Mark Lawwell no longer calling the shots and no mention of his successor it seems that Rodgers is driving recruitment this summer, identifying the areas that need strengthened then assessing the prospects identified by the Recruitment team.

While there might be a special target worth waiting on Rodgers will be hoping to have several new signings in place for the friendlies in the USA on July 21, 24 and 27 against DC United, Manchester City and Chelsea.

CLICK HERE for Kvistgaarden Transfermarkt profile.

CLICK HERE for Dahno Transfermarkt profile.

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