Celtic are pursuing a talented Nigerian striker.

of their operations have contributed to the narrowing of Celtic’s recent struggles across various aspects the gap with Rangers. Particularly notable is their faltering performance in the transfer market since the summer of 2022, resulting in a string of underwhelming signings failing to leave a mark.

Moreover, Celtic’s inability to effectively integrate promising talents from their academy into the senior squad has been another area of concern, where Rangers have seemingly outperformed them.

However, there are signs of a positive shift as Celtic appears to be focusing on bolstering their youth development pipeline. They have set their sights on a highly-regarded Nigerian striker currently playing in the United States.

Reportedly, Celtic has reached out to Mezi Ikemba, extending an invitation for him to participate in trials at their training facilities. Ikemba has garnered praise for his talents, particularly shining in youth soccer competitions such as the Elite Clubs National League under-15 category in San Antonio.

Should Ikemba join Celtic, it’s likely he would be viewed as a long-term investment rather than an immediate first-team contributor. Nevertheless, there’s considerable anticipation surrounding his potential, drawing parallels to other successful Nigerian strikers like Victor Osimhen, Taiwo Awoniyi, and Ademola Lookman. If Ikemba fulfills even a fraction of his promise, Celtic’s pursuit of him could prove worthwhile.

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