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Celtic favourites to sign Nigerian striker for knockdown fee thanks to agent

Maccabi Netanya striker Olarenwaju Kayode is available for just £350,000 - and Celtic are leading the chase.

With John Guidetti enduring a mini-goal drought and Cardiff City reportedly lining up a bid to sign Anthony Stokes, Celtic could be in the market for another striker this month.

Manager Ronny Deila has already been linked with moves to sign Chesterfield Eoin Doyle and Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci as speculation ramps up over a potential new forward at Celtic Park.

One of the more recent links has been to Maccabi Netanya's Nigerian striker Olarenwaju Kayode, who is reportedly being monitored by the Bhoys.

The 21-year-old has been superb for the Israeli side, scoring 15 goals in 39 games, drawing interest from other teams around Europe too.

Reports in Israel last week suggested that Maccabi Netanya were willing to sell their star striker for just £750,000 - but now, their financial situation is so desperate that he is now available for £350,000; around half of his original price tag.

Whilst other teams are interested, Celtic hold an interesting upper hand. Kayode's agent is Dudu Dahan, who helped Celtic land Efe Ambrose, Rami Gershon, Beram Kayal and Nir Bitton in recent years, and his presence in the deal suggests that Celtic are leading the chase - and Dahan confirmed as such.

"We believe the transfer will soon come to a conclusion and there are Belgian clubs, as well as Celtic, interested," said Dahan.

For just £350,000, Kayode may well be worth a gamble, and if Deila is serious about bringing him to Scotland, then Dahan will surely make it happen.

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