Jackie McNamara would take Ryan Kent at Celtic

By Connor Gordon

May 10, 2019

Former Celtic defender Jackie McNamara says he’d take Rangers winger Ryan Kent at the Hoops in an interview with Football Insider.

However, the right-back gave a cheeky response before giving up his answer.

The Liverpool man is on-loan at the Gers and has scored one goal against The Bhoys this season.

He won the Scottish Young Player of the Year this season.

Jackie McNamara pushed for Kent answer

McNamara was hard pressed to think of a Rangers player he would sign as Celtic boss.

Jackie McNamara surprises some with his Kent answer (Photo by Mark Thompson /Allsport)

The former Dundee United gaffer said he’d take Gers winger, Kent.

He told Football Insider: “Don’t know if I’d want any of them! Maybe Kent.

They’re developing somebody else’s player by playing him and giving him that time.

“Had he been their player, a young player, then he could be worth a lot of money for them to cash in on to then reinvest in other players, which Celtic have done properly.”

McNamara clearly bleeds green and white as his answer shows.

Celtic must be in the market for a new left winger as there is a void there at the moment.

Jackie McNamara wants Ryan Kent at Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Kent plays on the left but a move to the green side of Glasgow is unlikely.

In fact, whoever is going to be on the left next season is a bit of a mystery.

Celtic’s left-wing is a question mark next season

Up for contention next season are Scott Sinclair, Jonny Hayes and Mikey Johnston.

Maryan Shved will also arrive but will need to prove his worth to the next permanent gaffer.

Not forgetting the possibility Timothy Weah could extend his loan in Glasgow.

Question mark surrounds loanee Timothy Weah next season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

This leaves a massive question mark over who will claim the spot next season.

Furthermore, will Patrick Roberts be another option as he is becoming more out of favour at Manchester City.

For one to come in, more will have to leave and the right decision must be made.