As Celtic look set to lose their star striker , Odsonne Edouard, the race to find his replacement continues as Ange Postecoglou looks to bolster his front line in time for the new season.
All the chat over the last couple of weeks has been of Celtic looking to strengthen the back line with names like Aaron Hickey, Kenneth Paa, Ko Itakura and the resurfacing of the Ben Davies “move”, not too many names are being mentioned in terms of strikers.
A report has broken from Portuguese media outlet, A Bola, in the last 24 hours from Portugal where it is claimed that Celtic are looking to bid €10m (£8.5m) for Honduras and Boavista striker Alberth Elis.
Elis earned his move from MLS side Houston Dynamo last season where after a sparkling two seasons with the Americans, Elis scored 24 goals in 62 appearances which enticed Boavista to shell out €1m for his services.
Fast forward one season, and just eight goals in thirty one appearances, Elis is now being touted for his big money move. And at just 25 years old, Elis still has his best years ahead of him.
Of course it’s not just Celtic that are reportedly in for the big forward. English Premier League clubs Southampton, Brighton and West Ham are also said to be interested.
It’s not yet known whether Celtic have the appetite to spend the kind of money Elis would command but if Edouard is sold this window, it would seem that the board may well be willing to sink the majority of the fee received from Edouard’s sale into securing Elis’ signature.