Celtic signing this in-form 28-year-old would add some much-needed cover to their attack

Why Celtic should go all out to sign Sebastian Andersson in January

According to German newspaper Bild (h/t The Daily Record), a Celtic scout will be in attendance during Union Berlin’s fixture at Paderborn on Saturday, with Union striker Sebastian Andersson the focus of attention.

The Sweden international, 28, has scored 9 goals in 15 appearances in all competitions and is looking to continue his prolific run of five goals in his last four outings on Saturday.

Sebastian Andersson has also represented his country on nine occasions, scoring three times, with his recent goal at international level coming in the 3-0 thrashing of the Faroe Islands.

Sebastian Andersson of 1.FC Union Berlin looks on during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Union Berlin and 1. FC Koeln at Stadion An der Alten Foersterei on December 08, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)
Sebastian Andersson of 1.FC Union Berlin looks on during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Union Berlin and 1. FC Koeln at Stadion An der Alten Foersterei on December 08, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)

Celtic, meanwhile, have already won the Scottish League Cup final this season and are going strong in the Scottish Premiership, whilst also progressing to the knockout rounds of the Europa League.

But the Bhoys shouldn’t get carried away as they have a long way to go from here on. Reinforcements are needed and if there’s one area Neil Lennon should strengthen, it’s the forward department.

With Leigh Griffiths yet to return to his best, there is a lot of pressure on Odsonne Edouard, who has 14 goals in all competitions so far this season.

Edouard has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Scottish Premiership, but he needs cover and competition. Thus, it would make sense for Lennon to bring in a back-up, especially as the Hoops have progressed to the Europa League knockout phase.

Sebastian Andersson of 1.FC Union Berlin celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Union Berlin and 1. FC Koeln at Stadion An der Alten Foersterei on December 08, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)
Sebastian Andersson of 1.FC Union Berlin celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Bundesliga match between 1. FC Union Berlin and 1. FC Koeln at Stadion An der Alten Foersterei on December 08, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)

In that regard, Sebastian Andersson would be a good fit at Parkhead. According to WhoScored, Andersson, who stands at 6ft 3in, has scored nine goals in all competitions for Union Berlin this season.

He has registered 2.4 shots per game, 0.6 key passes, 0.9 dribbles and 23.1 average passes. The Swede has won 8.1 aerial duels, which clearly shows how dominant he is in the air.

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Neil Lennon is doing well in his second spell as Celtic manager. (Getty Images)
Neil Lennon is doing well in his second spell as Celtic manager. (Getty Images)

The 28-year-old would bring a different dimension to Celtic’s front line, particularly with power and strength in the box. He will be a fantastic Plan B for this Hoops side who looks eager to continue their domination in Scotland.

Verdict

Andersson has the required attributes to thrive in the Scottish Premiership. Going by his goalscoring exploits at Union Berlin this season, Celtic must go all out to sign the Swede in January.

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Written by Rohan Sengupta

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