Former Glasgow Celtic transfer target Jordan Larsson has stated he may well look to leave current Dutch club N.E.C. in the near future after struggling to make an impact at the Stadion de Goffert since his arrival from Helsingborgs IF earlier this year.
The 20-year-old, who is the son of ex-Hoops legend Henrik Larsson, was heavily linked to a switch to Parkhead prior to joining the second-tier Netherlands outfit, however opted instead to remain on the continent rather than join Brendan Rodgers’ side in January.
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But after speaking to Swedish media regarding his unhappiness with his relatively new side, the Bhoys could well renew their interest in the Sweden Under-21 international.
“Something must happen for me to stay”, Larsson told Hd.se after being asked whether his future lies with N.E.C.
“I didn’t come here to sit on the bench. Something has to happen.”
The Rotterdam-born frontman has made just four starts in the Juplier League side’s eight games so far this term, with two more coming from the substitutes’ bench – which amassed to a total of five minutes of on-field game-time.
However, the youngster has netted just twice in his six outings, with both coming during N.E.C.’s 3-1 win over Almere City FC in August.
With that it would be surprising to see Celtic pay a substantial fee for what seems to be an out-of-form striker, however, as has been evident on occasion even during this campaign, the Glasgow giants could well do with some reinforcement in attack.
Last year’s star goalscorer Moussa Dembele is yet to find any real rhythm since his return from his second lengthy spell on the sidelines.
The 21-year-old previously free-scoring Frenchman was absent for a total of 21 games following the turn of the year, due to ongoing leg injuries.
Alongside him Leigh Griffiths was also sidelined for a large portion of the final run-in at the close of last season, missing 13 matches with five separate spells on the physio’s treatment table.
Therefore, even though Larsson may not be as prolific as the Parkhead pairing on the field, he may well be seen by Rodgers as someone who could potentially make an impact from the bench, or even an insurance should the Norther Irishman be left without his dangerous front two again.