The extent of the injury suffered by Celtic’s Jeremie Frimpong in the 3-1 win over Kilmarnock is not yet known. However, if the right-back is out of action for a while, it would be remiss of Celtic not to consider signing another right-back in the January transfer window.
The reason for that: not only is Frimpong potentially out for a while, but Hatem Abd Elhamed is currently injured, leaving only Moritz Bauer at the club who is a fit right-back.
Therefore, Celtic should consider a move for another right-back. One who immediately comes to mind is a player that faced Celtic on Wednesday night, Kilmarnock’s Stephen O’Donnell.
Regular performer this season
Interestingly, back in October the player told the BBC that he is waiting until the end of the season before deciding on his future.
Celtic might change all that. The Hoops probably wouldn’t even have to offer Kilmarnock that much money, as his deal runs out so soon.
Recently signed player’s former teammate
The Scottish Champions haven’t been afraid to sign from other clubs in the Premiership recently. Greg Taylor, O’Donnell’s former Kilmarnock teammates, joined Celtic in September.
Therefore, it would not be that much of a shock if the Hoops swooped for the player before the end of January.
Perhaps the only thing that might stop Celtic from making a move for O’Donnell is how severe Frimpong’s injury is.
If he is not going to be out for that long, then Neil Lennon may go with what he has. Even then, Celtic should consider discussing a pre-contract agreement with the player. He could be useful to have in the squad, especially if Moritz Bauer leaves.
In a way, although the Frimpong injury is a blow, the timing could have been a lot worse. At least Celtic have time to potentially replacement, and one man who should be on the list of replacements is O’Donnell.