Report: Celtic preparing January bid for Wout Weghorst

Celtic are ready to swoop for Heracles Almelo’s Wout Weghorst.

Celtic are preparing a January approach for Wout Weghorst of Heracles, De Telegraaf reports.

The 23-year-old was reportedly a target for Championship side Cardiff City, with an agreement already in place to take him to Wales, but that deals seems to have fallen through.

With the Bluebirds now not trying to bring Weghorst in, Celtic have moved to the front of the queue, and the report claims they are preparing an approach for the striker.

Weghorst has been made aware that Celtic are interested, and when they formally submit their offer, he can open contract talks with the Scottish champions.

Who is Weghorst?

Wout Weghorst is a 23-year-old striker from the Netherlands, who has spent his entire playing career in his homeland.

Having started his career with VV Deto, he joined Willem II’s academy in 2011, before linking up with FC Emmen in 2012. After scoring 21 goals in 65 games for Emmen, Heracles signed him in the summer of 2014.

Since then, he has netted 16 times in 52 appearances, with six in 16 Eredivisie appearances this term.

A once-capped Dutch Under-21 international, Weghorst is 6’5”, and is well regarded for his heading ability and strength in the opposition box.

Ronny Deila is looking to bring in a forward to provide an alternative threat to Leigh Griffiths, and Weghorst looks to be a solid option.

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