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Celtic turn attentions to Nottingham Forest striker

The Nottingham Post reports that Celtic could make a move for Nottingham Forest striker Lars Veldwijk. The 24-year-old has failed to make an impact at the City Ground, but has impressed whilst on loan with PEC Zwolle last season.

The Dutchman is now currently training with the Championship side this pre-season. He travelled with the rest of the first-team squad to their training camp in Portugal. However he did not feature in their behind-closed-doors clash with Millwall.

It was well-documented that PEC Zwolle were desperate to permanently sign the player. Whilst on loan with the Dutch Eredivisie club, Veldwijk netted 14 goals for the club. The deal may well have gone through if it wasn’t for the uncertainty at Forest surrounding the managerial situation. Prior to joining Forest in 2014, he also netted several goals for both Dordrecht and Excelsior.

Brendan Rodgers is looking to bolster his forward line at Celtic Park. That was highlighted even more by the Champions League qualification first-leg defeat to Lincoln Red Imps on Tuesday evening. The ex-Liverpool boss is pondering a move for Veldwijk.

Now Philippe Montanier is settling into the City Ground hot-seat, they can really start planning for the new season. His appointment took much longer than expected. Now it is finalised, it remains to be seen if Veldwijk will feature for Nottingham Forest in the short and long term.

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