CELTIC have been linked with another Major League Soccer star.
Orlando City striker Cyle Larin, rated in the £2.5million bracket, is reported to be interesting Brendan Rodgers.
The 21-year-old Canadian international frontman is built in the same mould as 17-goal Moussa Dembele, who has been such a sensation since joining from Fulham for a £500,000 development fee in the summer.
A Hoops move for Larin would necessitate negotiating with Orlando City and the MLS as the fee is split 50/50.
The Scottish champions have also held talks with 26-year-old Portland Timbers midfielder Darlington Nagbe, who was at Parkhead last week to watch Rodgers’ men in Champions League action against Barcelona. Nagbe was mightily impressed by what he witnessed at the most atmospheric arena in European football and is certain to have raved about his day in Paradise.
There’s another young striker who many supporters would love to see given a chance at Celtic. However it looks likely that they’ll be disappointed, thanks to an old Rangers adversary.
Former Rangers star Giovanni van Bronckhorst is poised to sign Celtic legend Henrik Larsson’s son Jordan.
The ex-Ibrox ace is keen to bring the 19-year-old striker to Feyenoord and end his Helsingborgs hell.
Larsson jnr is likely to be on the move in the summer after his dad’s former side were relegated in controversial fashion earlier this month.
Henrik, who quit as boss of the club last week, and Jordan were attacked by furious yobs following the 2-1 home defeat from Halmstad which saw Helsingborgs lose their top-flight status for the first time in 23 years.
Larsson scored his side’s only goal, but two strikes in the last three minutes gave the visitors a shock 3-2 aggregate play-off triumph and angry fans raced onto the pitch at the end to attempt to tear the shirt off the player’s back.
Van Bronckhorst, a former Barcelona team-mate of the Hoops icon, is keen on the forward who was born in Rotterdam during his father’s four-year career at Feyenoord before moving to Parkhead in 1997.
Van Bronckhorst and Henrik Larsson remain close friends and it is thought that the Celtic legend would have concerns about his son signing for Celtic due to the huge expectations that would be placed in his shoulders because of who his father is.
However it has to be said that Jordan’s proposed move to Feyenoord is probably as a direct result of his famous dad.
If Feyenoord can take a punt why not Celtic?
Stranger things have been happening this year you know…