It has been reported that Celtic are looking to sign a right-winger in the ongoing January transfer window.
The Hoops are yet to sign a single player this month and while it seems as if they’ll be missing out on Filip Benkovic, Neil Lennon’s men could also deal with a potential exit of Hatem Abd Elhamed. Having said that, it seems as if the Hoops want to strengthen in one position.
Should signing a right-winger be a priority for Celtic?
Celtic want a right-winger in January
Glasgow Times journalist Mark Hendry has recently written an article for the outlet and he delivered a transfer update about the club. The article stated that the Hoops are in the market for a right-winger this month, with James Forrest still ruled out due to a long-term injury.
The article also said that the Hoops will now not sign Alfie Doughty from Charlton Athletic as even though they offered terms on a pre-contract, the player decided to sign for Championship side Stoke City and that move is now close to completion.
Doughty himself can also play on the right wing and he has done that this season. While Forrest has been out of action since September, Lennon recently confirmed that he isn’t a million miles away from returning to action.
Celtic need a right-winger soon
Currently, Celtic don’t have a single out-and-out option for the right-wing spot. Forrest is more like a right midfielder and Jeremie Frimpong is a right-back, implying that the right-wing spot is largely vacant right now (as per Transfermarkt).
According to Whoscored, only 33 percent of Celtic’s attacks come from the right side. That is the lowest in the league this season. So that is another indication for why the Hoops need another right-sided attacker and why signing a right-winger would make sense.
In other news, another Celtic defender could leave Parkhead on one condition – read more here.
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