There would be few more popular free transfer signings at Celtic Park this summer than Jordan Larsson.
It was revealed yesterday that the son of club legend Henrik is leaving Spartak Moscow a year early – and is available on a free transfer.
The Hoops are already well served in the frontcourt with Kyogo Furuhashi and Giorgos Giakoumakis both claiming an oft-recognized attacking spot in Ange Postecoglou’s 4-3-3 form.
Daizen Maeda is another option to play in the middle although the Japanese star is often deployed on a flank.
So, is there room for another striker? Maybe.
If so, Sweden international Larsson would certainly be a nice addition.
The 25-year-old has scored 22 goals in 72 appearances for the Muscovites – even though he netted just 5 during a loan spell at AIK Solna last season.
And the connection to Celtic is clear – although trying to make a name for himself without the shadow of his father would be difficult.
Born in Rotterdam when Larsson played with Feyenoord – Giovanni van Bronckhorst was a friend and team-mate – the Swede regularly brought his son to Parkhead to kick things off with other kids at end-of-season parties and games.
It clearly had an impact on the young Larsson, who said: “For me, Celtic will always have a special place in my heart.
“It’s not that I played there in that sense, but it was the first place I saw football when I was young and would go with my mum to see games when my dad was playing. .
“That’s where I have the greatest memories in my head.
“‘You’ll never walk alone’ when you have all the scarves before games and stuff, so of course that will always have a special place in my heart.
“But at the same time, since my father is what he is at the club, I think for me personally, if I ever had the chance to play there, I would like to establish myself even more, to make a name before you do.. play there.
“But of course it’s tempting.”
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