Why Celtic should move for Manchester United's former Norwegian prospect

Celtic Parkhead

Celtic looks like the perfect destination for former Manchester United and current Blackburn Rovers forward Joshua King.

Celtic should look to take advantage of Joshua King's uncertain future at Blackburn Rovers and move to bring him to Parkhead.

King has just five months remaining on his contract with Blackburn and although Gary Bowyer has told of his desire to keep the 22-year-old to the Guardian, there has been no guarantee he will sign a new deal.

Blackburn have left it late in the day to enter into negotiations with the attacker and Celtic should be looking to take advantage of this by lining up a deal for the forward in the summer. 

King looks to be the sort of addition who could thrive at Celtic and he would fill a void in their current squad, with his versatility meaning he can play in two positions.

King could either play down the wing or up front for the Bhoys and he could be a crucial addition as he offers a skill set which is different to any of their current options.

Celtic will go into next season with the clinical Leigh Griffiths, the powerful Stefan Scepovic and the skilful Anthony Stokes as their striking options, but none possess the raw ability of King.

The former Manchester United trainee is blessed with bags of pace and his electric speed means he would be a serious threat to any side across the division. 

It would also create space for their more creative players, such as Stuart Armstrong and Kris Commons, to work in and his addition could be a real bargain buy. 

King has had to play second fiddle to Blackburn's strike partnership of Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede, who are two of the most deadly marksmen in England, but he has the potential to be the main man at Celtic.

A hat-trick in Blackburn's recent FA Cup win over Premier League Stoke City was an example of his quality and snapping up a player of his talent would be a shrewd investment for the Scottish champions. 

The move could be appealing for both parties too, with King holding Norwegian nationality. 

Ronny Deila is one of Norway's most famous managerial exports and the chance to link up with a boss he will know all about is sure to be attractive. 

With European football, huge crowds and an improving football team also on offer, King's head could well be turned by Celtic's interest and they would be well served to begin actively plotting to bring him in at the end of this campaign. 

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