Celtic Park

Next Game

Celtic v Aberdeen

Saturday, 13 September 2014, 12:45

Scots Prem

Last Game

Dundee 1 - 1 Celtic

Sunday, 31 August 2014, 12:30

Scots Prem

Commons: Celtic need striker

Kris Commons says Celtic urgently need to find a top-quality striker to complement the midfielders at the club.

Last Updated: 13/12/13 at 10:39 Post Comment

Kris Commons: We need a top-quality striker

Kris Commons: We need a top-quality striker

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Commons believes the Hoops must sign a forward who will deliver between 20 and 30 goals per season.

The 30-year-old midfielder is disappointed they have not yet replaced Gary Hooper, who left Celtic Park last summer to join Premier League Norwich.

Before leaving, Hooper scored 31 goals during the last campaign, with Teemu Pukki and Amido Balde moving to Celtic as his replacements during pre-season.

Commons has netted 12 goals this season and, despite the club being runaway leaders in Scotland, they only registered three goals from their six Champions League group games this season.

"I think when you are relying on people, midfield quality to get you goals then once they dry up you are looking for a striker," he said in the wake of Celtic's 6-1 drubbing at the hands of Barcelona in the Nou Camp.

"In a Celtic team you are looking for a striker to get between 20 and 30 goals a season and at the minute we haven't quite got that.

"I know people are working hard on and off the field to try and get us the goals but replacing someone like Gary Hooper is going to cost you between six and 10 million and, at the minute, we are not willing to spend that."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

E

ven if United were to sign CR7 & Messi to play upfront, the fact remains Fletcher and Cleverly are playing in midfield. That's where the problem is. Fletcher is too slow with an awful pass, while Cleverly is simply rubbish

mrunited4life
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

T

hese days, these days, you can't say something racist without somebody saying that you're a racist.

tk421
'Wrong' Views Not Silenced By Shouting...

D

rop Rooney (he's so disappointing, overrated and overpaid), and play Di Maria and RVP upfront, much like the set up at the Netherlands team with Roben and RVP...

eric bush3
Di Maria - A Signing of Necessity, or Opportunity?

Footer 365

Transfer news: Colombia striker Radamel Falcao joins Manchester United on loan

Manchester United have signed Monaco striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan with an option to buy.

Transfer news: Hatem Ben Arfa leaves it late to join Hull City on loan

Hull City have signed midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa on a season-long loan from Premier League rivals Newcastle.

Transfer news: Arsenal sign Danny Welbeck from Manchester United

Arsenal have signed Danny Welbeck from Manchester United for a fee believed to be in the region of £15-16million.

Mail Box

It's That Time Again: 'Wenger Out'

Are Arsenal fans the ficklest in the Premier League? That's one question in the mailbox as Gooners call for Wenger to leave (again). Plus, plenty of reaction to Falcao...

Wenger: The Most Stubborn Manager Going

Arsenal fans would quite like their club to sign a striker thank you very much, whilst someone is excited about Jim White et al. Plus, Klose to Arsenal please...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property