Celtic should hijack Spartak Moscow's deal to sign Celtic legend's son
His father is seen as a god of football at Celtic 14 years after leaving Parkhead for Barcelona, he graced the hallowed turf of Celtic Park celebrating his father’s achievements at the club - but with Spartak Moscow set to make a €4 million move for Henrik Larsson’s son Jordan - we ask, why have Celtic not approached to sign the striker?
The 22-year-old is set to undergo a medical with the Russian Premier League side this week ahead of a move from Swedish club IFK Norrkoping, where has scored 11 goals in 16 league appearances this season - topping the Allsvenskan goalscoring table currently.
With Celtic having only two fit strikers in Odsonne Edouard and Leigh Griffiths, with Vakoun Issouf Bayo out injured - the thought of signing Larsson would not only prove to be beneficial on the park but off it merchandise sales would sky rocket thanks to his family ties.
While it is always tough to follow in the footsteps of a legendary father or family member at a club where he made his name, Larsson has already contended with that during his time at Helsingborgs [his father’s first club] as he broke through into the starting line-up making 59 appearances [13 from the subs bench] scoring nine times.
And while Celtic are tied up with looking for a right back, it makes sense for the club to hijack Spartak Moscow’s deal and welcome the ‘kid who would be king’ back to Celtic Park to follow in the footsteps of greatness and stamp his own legacy on the club.
Celtic could also offer Larsson the chance to play in Europe, something that Spartak Moscow cannot do this season after finishing 5th behind CSKA Moscow in the Russian Premier League last season.
With such a small fee being agreed for the Swedish youngster, it would be water off a duck’s back to the Celtic hierarchy and one that could also include a loan deal with one or two of Celtic’s fringe players.
While it is highly unlikely Celtic will even attempt to snap up Larsson at the eleventh hour, what a signing it would be for the Celtic fans and for Henrik Larsson to see - his only son taking to the field at Celtic Park in the famous green and white hoops.
We can but dream!