Report: Celtic will pursue giant striker Tom De Sutter - on one condition

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Celtic are reportedly target Club Brugge striker Tom De Sutter.

According to Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, Celtic will pursue Club Brugge hitman Tom De Sutter - if they qualify for the Champions League.

The Bhoys have made four summer signings so far, bringing in goalkeeper Logan Bailly, defenders Dedryck Boyata and Saidy Janko, as well as Turkish forward Nadir Ciftci.

Despite Ciftci's arrival, it seems that another striker is on manager Ronny Deila's wishlist, with De Sutter a prime target ahead of the transfer deadline.

The 30-year-old, who has earned 14 caps for the Belgian national team, stands at over 6ft 3in tall, serving as the typical target man figure which Celtic somewhat lack.

Having already signed Belgians Bailly and Boyata, it seems that Deila is keen to add one more in De Sutter, with Het Nieuwsblad reporting that Celtic will make a move for the giant striker if they manage to qualify for the Champions League.

Wednesday's 1-0 win over Qarabag puts the Bhoys one step closer to qualification, but the report states that Celtic need the financial boost of the Champions League in order to bid for De Sutter.

The move would bring Stefan Scepovic's future into even more doubt, but Celtic lack a physically dominant striker who can serve as a target man - which is where De Sutter would excel.

With great strength and aerial ability, De Sutter could bring something different to the Celtic side - but the move depends on that big condition of Celtic qualifying for the Champions League.

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