The future of Celtic boss Neil Lennon is up in the air. The Hoops appointed their former incumbent on a temporary basis when Brendan Rodgers joined Leicester City in February.
Whether or not the Northern Irishman continues in the role beyond the end of the season remains to be seen at this stage.
Despite not knowing if or not he will be in the position in a month’s time, Lennon will have probably already started compiling a list of transfer targets for the summer.
With Rangers edging closer to Celtic at the top of the Scottish Premiership, the Hoops will need to ensure they get it right in the transfer market.
On Tuesday night Lennon was spotted at West Bromwich’s play-off game with Aston Villa, according to the Daily Record. Naturally, this has sparked speculation over why he might be in attendance at such a fixture.
The Baggies are currently without a permanent boss. Lennon’s appointment at The Hawthorns doesn’t make much sense though so he could have been looking for potential signings.
One man who should have caught his eye is West Brom right-back Mason Holgate. The youngster has just completed a loan with the Albion and will now return to Everton.
Celtic will need defensive reinforcements in the summer, particularly at right-back. Mikael Lustig will depart when his contract expires and Jeremy Toljan will return to Dortmund.
Everton have hinted at signing at right-back during the transfer window (Liverpool Echo) and that won’t harness Holgate’s first-team chances at Goodison Park.
Holgate would be a shrewd signing for Celtic. He has been in fine form for West Brom and he would be more than capable of shining in the Scottish Premiership.
The 22-year-old is on £25k-a-week (Spotrac) at Everton and a loan deal with the Toffees subsidising some of the salary might be the better option. Holgate would probably relish the opportunity of Champions League football and he could become a real fan favourite north of the border.