It’s believed Celtic are still in the market for one more striker before the end of this window. With Guidetti, Pukki, Balde and Fridjonsson all leaving the club this summer there is a place for another.
Celtic have already signed Nadir Ciftci who now looks like he will miss a good chunk of the start of the league campaign after incurring a 6 game ban for an incident at Dundee Utd.
So if Celtic are looking for another striker then they should look no further than Adam Le Fondre.
The former Reading frontman who moved to Cardiff last season for a fee of under £3million has been told by the Welsh club that he is not in their plans and the player himself would like to move on.
The 28-year-old would not command a massive transfer fee and Cardiff would also be open to loaning the player out if a permanent deal could not be reached.
He spent the second half of last season at Neil Lennon’s Bolton where he scored 7 goals in 17 appearances for the Irishman.
For whatever reason is move to Cardiff hasn’t worked out. After a successful spell at Reading the players career has stalled. If Celtic were to sign him we believe he would be a hit north of the border. The boy can score goals!
The striker has an eye for goal and has the stomach for big games. In the 2012 season he came off the bench for Reading to score in a 2–2 draw against Crystal Palace, with the point helping to secure the Championship title.
The only thing that isn’t going for him is his age. At 28, he would not be the typical player Celtic go for. If the club were to sign him there would be no re-sale value in a couple of years but sometimes they have deviated from this plan. Kris Commons is a great example of this, the player signing when he was 27 and has stayed faithful to the club with a massive on-field return.
We could do a lot worse than signing Adam and we hope someone at Celtic might just be having a look at his situation.
The striker is determined to shake of his Cardiff disappointment.
“I don’t regret my decision to join Cardiff, but my performances have not been good enough,” he said.
“I’m moving to pastures new. I’m going to go there (new club) and try and score as many goals as possible and sort of reinvent myself.”