Should Celtic break transfer record between Scottish clubs for Aberdeen striker?

The January transfer window is fast approaching and for the last few years fans have grown used to not expecting much from the winter window.

It has often been used by Celtic as a stop-gap window where Celtic will add emergency loans or squad players to help pad out the team for the following six months as they go in search of the title.

Early rumours are pointing towards a busier January than previously anticipated, with the media linking Celtic with goalkeepers, left-backs and most recently a striker. But how many of the rumours will prove to have any substance to them?

Celtic had previously been linked with Danish forward Mathias Kvistgaarden in the summer, but with Brondby’s demands seemingly being out of Celtic’s reach, it looks like the club have turned their attention towards Aberdeen’s Macedonian forward Bojan Miovski.

According to reports, Brendan Rodgers has had scouts watching Miovski at every single Premiership game he has featured in so far this season.

With Kyogo Furuhashi and Oh Hyeon-gyu both looking likely to be missing a month of action between January and February due to their involvement at the Asian Cup, the club are eager to add another striker to their ranks and it is believed that the Dons would demand a record fee paid between two Scottish clubs for the Macedonian forward’s signature.

The previous record was the £4.4m paid by Celtic for Scott Brown from Hibs back in 2007.



Should Bojan Miovski be the forward Celtic are going for, and what can he bring to the club?

Proven Premiership forward

Miovski was signed for a minimal fee of just £650,000 from MTK Budapest and immediately hit the ground running for the Dons last season.

In his debut campaign, the striker grabbed 18 goals and three assists in all competitions and one thing that has caught the eye is that his goalscoring exploits haven’t slowed down in European competitions.

Aberdeen would have been disappointed that they exited the Europa Conference League in the group stage this season but Miovski was one of the star performers in the competition, scoring against HJK Helsinki and PAOK Salonika.

His knack for stepping up when the stakes are raised would have caught Brendan Rodgers’ eye as that is usually a good indicator of the player’s ability to step up to play for Celtic or not, and Miovski always steps up and causes problems whenever Celtic or Rangers come to town.


His form for Aberdeen has been recognised by his national team, with Miovski winning the penalty that helped Macedonia secure a draw against England at Wembley just a few months ago, and his form has caught the eye of clubs in the English Championship as well as abroad with Italian giants Lazio being named as a potential suitor in the summer.

Celtic have signed forwards within the Scottish Premiership to differing results in recent memory. The likes of Scott McDonald and Anthony Stokes can be seen as the success stories whilst Nadir Ciftci the prime example of when the step up to playing for Celtic is too steep.

This writer has been championing for a while now that Celtic supporters need to ditch the snobbiness when it comes to signing players from inside the Scottish league, and Bojan Miovski has shown that he would be a reliable and capable option should Celtic seek out his services in January.


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