Celtic have reportedly shown interest in Tottenham Hotspur star Reo Griffiths. The player has been highly impressive this season finding the net 23 times in just 18 appearances for the U-18 Premier League side. He is set to renew his contract with Spurs but things could take a different turn as Celtic appear to be keeping tabs on him.
The player recently hinted on Instagram confirming that he will sign a new deal somewhere soon. “I’ll be signing something soon, mate. Don’t you worry about that.”
Celtic currently have Leigh Griffiths, Moussa Dembele and Odsonne Edouard in their team. Dembele has drawn interest from several top clubs and Rodgers admits the player could be heading for the exit doors soon.
He said: “Moussa is a fantastic player and the reasons why he has come here have borne fruit. We wouldn’t want to lose him, but you have to think he’s a big talent and something may happen in the summer. We try and have the next one lined up.”
Speaking of his second man, Odsonne, Rodgers knows that the player might return to his parent club PSG. “Odsonne is a top talent. If you look at him, we brought him in for a reason. He has developed and grown over the season. This is a wonderful place to continue with that education. We have Leigh Griffiths as well. He has suffered a bit with injuries this season, but he’s a top talent.”
“We can use the best of the strikers in the games in order to win. I have said all along, and I know there were question marks about him, that Odsonne has everything.”
Odsonne for his part has made it clear that his loyalty lies at Parkhead. “I really love this club. If the decision was up to me I’d like to stay. But I can only do so much.”
If Celtic were to lose Dembele and Odsonne, their squad will be short on numbers up front and need further bolstering. A player like Reo Griffiths would be too young to be of help to the club but he will find his place later in the future or he plays as a backup to his namesake at the club.
However, acquiring the Tottenham Hotspur star’s signature will not bring an end to their crisis if Dembele and Odiorne departs and Celtic will need a third recognized striker in the team as well.