Celtic Target | Juan Agudelo

Video | Celtic Target | Juan Agudelo

 Celtic Target | Juan Agudelo

Having banked Celtic a tidy sum of money via qualification to the last 16 of the Champion’s League, head coach Neil Lennon will be looking to use some of that windfall to strengthen his squad. With four competitions still to fight for including hope of further miraculous  progression in Europe’s premier competition it may be necessary. Lennon also has to contend with the admiring glances of the continent’s biggest and wealthiest clubs towards his young and talented squad. With all of his top performer’s being linked with transfers to a host of English Premier League and other top European sides it will be a struggle to keep his dynamic squad together.

Already on trial at Celtic is Chivas USA forward Juan Adugelo. The Colombian born Striker has been impressing so far and will be pleased at the positive feedback Lennon has provided. At 20 years old the youngster fits into Lennon’s (/Lawwell’s/Park’s) policy of signing youngsters who show a degree of potential for improvement, and therefore increased resale value. (as discussed in detail by @TicTacTic here http://www.tictactic.co.uk/peter-lawwells-moneyball/).

Agudelo also fits in with Lennon’s recent comments around strengthening the left side of the team having played on the left side of a forward three, he has all the attributes to play as a left winger: pace, dribbling ability, crossing and capable of cutting in to shoot himself. He also provides versatility as he is capable of playing as a more central striker, an attribute which is common throughout the Celtic team (Mulgrew, Wanyama, Samaras, Commons, Matthews, Brown, Ambrose to name a few) and one which is particularly handy in allowing tactical changes whilst limiting substitutions.

For all his ability Agudelo has struggled to completely light up the MLS, whilst showing moments of brilliance he has been held back by injury and hasn’t consistently produced outstanding form. At such a young age the sixteen times capped (USA) player is still improving and could be another superb find for the Celtic manager.

Have a look below and see for yourself:

Celtic Target | Juan Agudelo

 

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