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CELTIC EYE 28-GOAL HITMAN

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CELTIC are eyeing a move for 28-goal Danish striker Kasper Junker in the January sales.

The Hoops have joined the race for the 26-year-old hitman who has been in a sensational run of form with his strikes coming over a 25-game sequence.

That has been enough to attract the nine-in-a-row champions for the Bodo/Glimt forward along with Premier League outfits Crystal Palace and West Brom while Wayne Rooney’s Derby County, Swansea, Middlesbrough and Bristol City are also monitoring Junker.

The attacker only joined Bodo 11 months ago and was one of the main reasons behind their Norwegian title triumph.

Neil Lennon knows he has to strengthen his firing squad with Odsonne Edouard, last season’s 28-goal man – 29 if you count his penalty-kick in the delayed Scottish Cup Final against Hearts, struggling for consistency with only nine strikes this time out.

Leigh Griffiths, who also scored against the Edinburgh outfit as the Parkhead men made worldwide history with their astonishing quadruple treble achievement, is hoping to get match fitness, but elsewhere the Hoops are struggling for a frontline threat.

Albian Ajeti, bought for £5million from West Ham in the summer, has claimed only five goals in 20 appearances and hasn’t netted since the 3-0 win over Hibs at Parkhead in September.

Polish forward Patryk Klimala, who arrived in a £3.5million switch in January, has hit a mere three goals in 18 appearances, the last effort coming in October.

Junker is hot at the moment and, apart from his 28-goal haul, he has chipped in with 11 assists, according to a report in Derbyshire Live.

The player was born in Viding, Denmark and started out as a young player at Randers. He joined Danish League side Aarhus in the summer of 2016 for an undisclosed fee and scored five goals in 52 league games.

Junker moved to another Danish side, AC Horsens, two years later and while there he had a loan spell at Norwegian club Stabaek. His league record at AC Horsens was three goals in 19 league starts and six in 12 outings at Stabaek.

A move to Bodo/Glimt followed in January and he signed a three-year deal and is currently enjoying the best form of his career to attract admiring glances from Celtic and many others.

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