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8 goals: This striker could strengthen Celtic’s attack

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Abel Hernandez has been effective for Hull when he has been able to avoid injuries.

The Uruguayan striker’s contract runs out in the summer, so he is an enticing free agent for many clubs due to being proven at this level as well as the Premier League.

Hull had a poor first season back in the Championship because they finished eight points above the drop in 18th place, but they were an exciting side with 70 goals scored as well as 70 goals conceded.

Hernandez has only made 10 league appearances this season, so his injury issues are a worry. However, his goal return is remarkable because he scored eight goals in those games.

His contributions in the final third aren’t just limited to goals either because he provided an assist as well as creating a total of nine chances. Therefore, he isn’t one-dimensional and could work well with another striker, which opens up the options for the manager of the club that he decides to join whether that be Celtic or somewhere else.

He is heavily involved in the attacking play, though, because he averages 3.1 shots per game while also being a physical presence for the opposition defence to deal with because he wins 1.2 aerial duels on average per game.

Celtic could lose Moussa Dembele, so he would be a great replacement to bring in because of the short-term impact he would have. He could dominate in the Scottish Premier League, but would also be useful in Europe as Brendan Rodgers aims to get Celtic far in that competition.

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