Undoubtedly, the Celts face the prospect of multiple player departures come the summer transfer window.
Jonjoe Kenny is expected to return to Everton, leaving a void to be filled at right-back. Therefore, one man who could be of interest to Celtic is Ryan Nyambe, who currently plies his trade at English Championship side Blackburn Rovers. Intriguingly, he is also coached by former Celt Tony Mowbray.
Contractually, his deal is set to expire at the conclusion of this campaign, signifying he would be available on a free transfer [Transfermarkt].
Affordability will be a key element of the Hoops recruitment strategy, owing to the sheer volume of upheaval anticipated to take place at the club.
Young promising players with sell-on value have to take precedence in 2021/22. Feasibly, Nyambe would fit the bill for this prospective model, whilst having the scope to develop into a top-level full-back in the future.
Nyambe would be a coup for Celtic due to his wide range of attributes
Statistically, the 23-year-old has been a critical component of the English second-tier outfit – making 35 appearances this season [Transfermarkt]. Willing to take run at his marker, Nyambe possesses great pace and ability to go through the gears. Recording four assists so far, his competence in breaking between lines has begun to shine through [Infogol].
Encouragingly, his defensive work is also of a high quality. Never content out of possession, Nyambe has achieved an impressive 79% tackle success rate in 2020/21 [Infogol]. Equating to 1.8 completed tackles per 90 minutes [WhoScored], the right-sided defender would add some solidity to the Celtic backline.
Furthermore, he intercepts around 1.3 times per game which illustrates his awareness towards danger further [WhoScored].
Given his age and profile, the Namibia international will have his fair share of suitors.
Nevertheless, he would be a no-brainer signing for Celtic should the opportunity ever arise.