Report: Celtic could move for Stephen O'Donnell if Neil Lennon is appointed permanent Bhoys manager

A general view of  Celtic Park ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Kilmarnock are said to be ready to cash in on the one-time Celtic youth team player.

Stephen O'Donnell of Kilmarnock looks on during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Hamilton at Rugby Park on October 27, 2018 in Kilmarnock, United Kingdom.

Kilmarnock are ready to cash in on Stephen O'Donnell this summer - and Celtic could be interested if Neil Lennon is appointed permanent manager at Parkhead, according to The Sun.

O'Donnell, who has seven caps for Scotland, is about to enter the final year of his contract.


But despite being offered a new contract, nothing has been signed so far - prompting English Championship clubs, and potentially Celtic, to monitor his situation, the newspaper claims.


Celtic are seemingly set to lose a trio of right-backs, Jeremy Toljan, Mikael Lustig and Cristian Gamboa, at the end of their deals this summer.

And that makes O'Donnell a logical target for Celtic - especially having been part of the youth system during Lennon's first spell in charge of the Bhoys.

Manager of Celtic Neil Lennon walks on the pitch before the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Aberdeen and Celtic at Pittodrie Stadium on May 04, 2019 in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The 27-year-old left for Partick Thistle in 2011 and moved to Luton Town before making a return to Scottish football with Kilmarnock two years ago.

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