Former Celtic player Mark Wilson has indicated that Lennon should not consider Moritz Bauer as a permanent signing in the summer as the right-back hasn’t earned a £5 million move.
Celtic will be hit hard by this stoppage of football just as much as the next club, but the board must still spend some cash in the summer market as Lennon will need more added strength.
Who knows what will happen, Celtic could be bombarded with big money offers for a few key players and before you know it, our quality and depth has gone.
Wilson is correct when saying that Bauer isn’t worth the £5 million he’s valued at, Lennon must look elsewhere if he feels another right-back is needed when his loan is up.
Mark Wilson spoke with Stoke Sentinel:
“He came in and he came on at Ibrox and you thought he looked a solid choice for right-back. I don’t think he’s really set the heather alight.”
“I think to be a Celtic full-back you need to be very comfortable on the ball and you need to be attacking minded and I think Bauer looks solid enough defensively but maybe not as much on the ball which you would like a full-back to be in the modern game.”
“He’s certainly got a tool with that long throw of his but I think for £5m when you’ve got Frimpong there it wouldn’t be in the club’s best interest to keep him past his loan deal.”
The right-back hasn’t had much luck this season as Frimpong has shocked fans with some fantastic performances that has kept his place in Lennon’s squad.
Also, having both Elhamed and Frimpong fully fit, Bauer hasn’t got a chance.
Lennon has also started playing the 3-5-2 formation which would make it more difficult for him to gain a first team place.