Would 23-goal Adama Niane be better striker target for Celtic than Dominic Solanke?

General view outside Celtic Park before the game

Celtic have been linked with a move for Chelsea striker Dominic Solanke, but perhaps a much more unknown name would be a better option for the Hoops.

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

A report in the Daily Record recently suggested that Celtic were keen to bring Dominic Solanke to Parkhead this summer when his contract at Chelsea expires.

With Solanke set to cost the Hoops around £400,000 if a deal is agreed (via Record), there is no question that there would be little risk in signing the 19-year-old and it seems highly possible that he would enjoy a successful spell in the Scottish Premiership.

But perhaps Celtic would be better off targeting someone who has enjoyed a sensational season for his current side, rather than Solanke who has not featured for the Blues all year.

Troyes striker Adama Niane has been exceptional in France's second tier, scoring 23 times in just 32 games for the Ligue 2 high-flyers, and thus, may actually be a great addition to Brendan Rodgers' squad.

Dominic SolankeDominic Solanke is reportedly on Celtic's radar

Celtic will be able to offer Niane Champions League football next season, and with the free-scoring forward recently telling France Football that he has always watched Liverpool, it may not be out of the question to suggest that he has considered what it would be like to play under former Reds boss Rodgers at some stage, so the chance to join him at Celtic may appeal if the Bhoys did make an offer.

And with Moussa Dembele likely to be attracting attention from some of Europe's biggest clubs if he continues to progress so rapidly, signing Niane may make the blow that may come should they sell Dembele at any stage much easier to cope with.

General view outside Celtic Park before the game

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