Summer Celtic target not expecting January offers, despite expiring contract and change of agents

May 28th 2017, Celtic Park, Glasgow, Scotland;  Celtic FC Charity Foundation Match; Henriks Heroes versus Lubos Legends; Celtic Park General View

Celtic have since strengthened in O'Donnell's position.

Stephen O'Donnell of Scotland in action during the International Friendly match between Scotland and Portugal at Hampden Park on October 14, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Stephen O'Donnell is one of the many right-backs in whom Celtic were credited with an interest in the summer transfer window (Scottish Sun).

But the Kilmarnock and Scotland player has claimed that no clubs came in for him in the most recent transfer window - and he is not expect anything different in January despite being in the final year of his contract.


In quotes published by The Daily Record on Tuesday, O'Donnell confirmed that he has been offered an extension by Celtic's Scottish Premiership rivals, but stressed that there has not been any progress made.


A decision, he explained, is likely to come towards the end of the season - provided he has not been sold by then.

"Look, no one came in for me in the summer, so I don't see why it will be any different and someone comes in for me in January," O'Donnell is quoted as saying.

"If it does happen then there is a different question to be asked and we'll need to look at it.

"But just now I'm happy, we're winning and while I don't think my personal performances have been great, hopefully there's more to come from myself and more to come from the rest of the team."

Moritz Bauer of Stoke City controls the ball during the Friendly match between Stoke City and VfL Bochum on July 18, 2018 in Rheine, Germany.

Celtic signed Moritz Bauer, Hatem Abd Elhamed and Jeremie Frimpong to play in O'Donnell's primary position in the summer transfer window - although Bauer's loan deal expires next summer.

O'Donnell, who was on Celtic's books as a youngster, recently signed up to the StormSportsX agency, to which the Bhoys players Jack Hendry, Jonny Hayes and Calvin Miller also belong.

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