Celtic target "dribbles and scores in the style of Robben... and knows how to sprint like Mbappé.”


Celtic target Kristijan Lovric

Ange Postecoglou's Celtic rebuild is gathering pace both on and off the pitch. Three wins in a row, involving two clean sheets and impressive performances from recent arrivals, Kyogo Furuhashi, Liel Abada and Joe Hart have catapulted The Hoops into the Europa League play-off round and above their Glasgow neighbours in the SPL table.


Celtic fans have been encouraged by these results but know that additional reinforcements are needed to remain competitive throughout the season and it's an opinion shared by Big Ange, as he spoke to the media after last night's win:


...we’re working awfully hard, I guarantee you. Not a moment goes past, off the field the whole club’s working hard to make sure we can do it.

One of the names touted as the next potential talent through the doors at Parkhead is Croatian international winger, Kristijan Lovrić. Currently plying his trade in his homeland for HNK Gorica, the 25 year old was linked with a move to Celtic last month, and added fuel to the transfer fire by following the club's official Instagram account:


Since then, Lovrić has been in fine form, scoring twice and grabbing one assist in his last three matches and even found time to 'like' Celtic's official pre-match post before the Europa League 7-2 aggregate win over Jablonec, last night.



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Gorica are reportedly looking for a fee in the region of £3.4 million for the newly capped forward who has received a stellar review from HNTV commentator Damir Petravic, with comparisons of Lovrić's abilities made to Arjen Robben, Andrea Pirlo and Kylian Mbappé no less.


I think it's prudent that we take that reference with a pinch of salt, but the left winger is clearly playing some of the best football of his career as his immediate form and first cap for Croatia's earlier this year, suggests.


Lovrić is clearly an exciting talent, who has the added bonus of apparently having an affinity with Celtic after his recent social media activity. The Croat is also a player who appears to pass the Ange Postecoglou criteria test.


Whilst I wouldn't be surprised and excited by his arrival, I think it's in the other half of the field that Celtic are in most desperate need of reinforcements. Let's keep a close eye on this one to see how it progresses. In the meantime, why not enjoy some of his season highlights?


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