Celtic miss out on striker Michiel Kramer, who they scouted twice this summer, as he joins Feyenoord

Feyenoord, De Kuip

The Dutchman has signed a three-year deal in Rotterdam.

Celtic appear to remain in the market for a striker this summer, with ADO Den Haag attacker Michiel Kramer one of their apparent targets.

Celtic watched the player twice in pre-season, after a deal to join UAE side Baniyas fell through.

He was watched at friendly games against Greek side Veria and Spanish side Mallorca and had plenty of teams after his signature this summer, as reported by Omroep West.

Kramer was the Eredivisie’s third top-scorer last season with 17 goals and it was reported in The National recently that the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Brentford, Charlton and Kazakh side FC Astana had also all been keen on the player this summer.

But any move from Celtic will now be futile.

Yesterday Kramer’s future was finally decided, as he left ADO to join Dutch giants Feyenoord.

The Rotterdam club confirmed the news yesterday, stating that Kramer had signed a three-year deal at De Kuip after a week of negotiations between the two sides.

Did Celtic need him?

Yes.

Leigh Griffiths appears to be the number one striker at Celtic, with new signing Nadir Ciftci in support.

But Anthony Stokes is free to find another club whilst Stefan Scepovic has struggled since his switch to Glasgow.

Another striker, especially one as good as Kramer, would have been welcomed at Parkhead.

However, Ronny Deila will now need to reconsider his options.

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