Celtic interested in Hibs’ Kevin Nisbet

    Within a few weeks of the transfer window opening, Celtic could be left with just the solitary striker in their ranks at Parkhead.

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    Patryk Klimala has already left the Hoops while Odsonne Edouard has been linked with pastures new as well.

    Factor in how the Bhoys could let Leigh Griffiths depart and that would leave Albian Ajeti leading the line; it’s a scary thought so Celtic must be active in the transfer window.

    On the chalkboard

    This is a pivotal summer for the top brass at Celtic. You fear that without proper replacements for players like Kristoffer Ajer and Edouard that they’ll be left even further behind by their rivals.

    Trying to find someone to succeed the latter will be particularly hard. The Frenchman has 22 goals this term and has been the only striker that’s looked like finding the net.

    Griffiths is still revered as the best finishers at the club but it looks as though he’ll be packing his bags and heading for the exit.

    Should Celtic sign Nisbet this summer?

    Yes please!

    Yes please!

    No thanks!

    No thanks!

    In recent months, Aberdeen have been touted with his services on a free transfer.

    The replacement

    Naturally, the Hoops have been linked with a number of forwards in the last few weeks. The latest name on their minds is Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet.

    The 24-year-old didn’t feature for Jack Ross’ team when they drew 0-0 with Celtic on Saturday afternoon but he has been one of their best players throughout the season.

    Nisbet has racked up 18 goals, three of which have come against the Bhoys during 2020/21.

    He found the back of the net and also supplied a goal during their 2-2 draw all the way back in November. It was an afternoon where he gave Nir Bitton a torrid time in defence.

    The Israeli failed to win a single tackle and conceded two fouls on his way to being tormented by the Scottish attacker.

    Described as “terrific” by Ross, a player of Nisbet’s ilk could finally give Celtic the green light to axe Griffiths.

    The 30-year-old has only scored seven times all season and hasn’t started a league match since January.

    With that in mind, he is a spare part at Paradise, one the new manager should have no interest in keeping around as Celtic rebuild themselves.

    Griffiths is now past his peak but Nisbet is yet to approach his best days. The ever-improving Hibs striker was the joint-second top scorer in the entire Premiership this season; he’d be a great addition in Glasgow.

    AND in other news, £12k-p/w dud must never play for Celtic again, he lost the ball every 5 touches y’day…

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