The transfer market is buzzing with speculation as Sydney van Hooijdonk, a striker linked to Celtic, was notably absent from Bologna’s lineup against AC Milan. The 23-year-old forward has struggled for playing time at the Italian club despite an impressive loan spell at Heerenveen last season where he scored 16 goals.
With the transfer window closing on Thursday, rumors are rife that Brendan Rodgers’ team is eyeing Van Hooijdonk to bolster their attacking options. TNT Sports commentator fueled these speculations by suggesting that a move to the Scottish champions could be imminent for the Dutchman.
Social media was abuzz with Hoops fans reacting to this development. However, Bologna coach Thiago Motta later clarified that Van Hooijdonk missed the game due to flu symptoms and did not dismiss the possibility of his departure in the coming days.
Van Hooijdonk himself has expressed uncertainty about his future, citing a need for regular playtime to aid his growth and career progression. Despite enjoying life in Italy, he acknowledges that football can be unpredictable and changes may occur swiftly.
As we await further developments, it remains clear that the young striker’s talent is undeniable, but whether he will continue to hone it at Bologna or seek new challenges elsewhere is yet to be seen.