Celtic are favourites to secure another treble this season as they sit 11 points clear in the Premiership and are into the finals of the Scottish Cup. The talk in the last few months has been about how Rangers are reducing the gap. Maybe there is a power shift in Glasgow, but we are yet to see the effects of that.
However, Celtic cannot sit on their laurels after the season ends as they have a lot to do in the summer transfer market. Quite a few players’ contracts are expiring, and it is still not clear who will take the top job at Parkhead. Whoever is the manager (presumably Lennon), one area where Celtic need to add reinforcements is the right back position.
Jeremy Toljan’s performance has been underwhelming, and Mikael Lustig has managed to win back his place under Neil Lennon. However, it is not yet clear whether the Swedish defender would be offered a new contract at the end of the season.
There is no doubt that Celtic would look to sign a right back in the summer and one player that they can go after is Young Boys’ right back Kevin Mbabu.
How Mbabu fits the bill?
The 23-year-old is a typical modern day right back who can be a long term option for the Hoops. The defender is soon going to enter the final year of his contract with the Swiss heavyweights, and Celtic should try their luck in the summer transfer window.
The former Newcastle United player has blistering pace which can cause a lot of trouble to the defenders. Physically also he should be able to handle himself in the Scottish Premiership. To go with all that, he showcases an impressive work rate, and we are quite confident that he would come good at Celtic Park.
The defender also has the experience of playing in Elite European competitions as Young Boys were part of the Champions League recently. The fullback didn’t look out of place against the likes of Juventus and Manchester United and his searing pace down the right did cause them a bit of trouble.
The defender was even linked with a move to Manchester United last summer, so that showcases how highly he is regarded. The defender might have failed to establish himself at Tyneside, but after few years in Switzerland, we are sure that he can be a big hit at Celtic.
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