Celtic look set to sign AC Milan left-back Diego Laxalt on Deadline Day, and some Hoops supporters are already looking forward to seeing the Uruguayan and Jeremie Frimpong on either flank at Celtic Park.
According to Sky Sports, the 27-year-old will undergo a medical in London with the Scottish champions ahead of sealing a season-long loan move, with discussions ongoing over the possibility of an option to make the deal permanent.
The report claims if an option-to-buy clause is struck between the two European giants, then a potential transfer fee would total around £9m.
If signed before tonight’s deadline, Laxalt will more than likely rival Greg Taylor for the starting left-wing-back spot under Neil Lennon, with young right-back Frimpong already nailing down his spot in the starting XI.
These Celtic fans took to social media to share their excitement over ther prospect of seeing Frimpong and Laxalt on either flank in Lennon’s preferred 3-5-2 system.
Twitter: Laxalt and Frimpong at wing back in a 3-5-2 would be absolutely wild (@Lewis___7)
Twitter: @couttzy7 @ScotlandSky Will most likely stay 352.
Laxalt and Frimpong on either wing is some jump in quality. (@BxlfastBhoy)
Twitter: Laxalt is a risk, but when the only alternative is a season with Greg Taylor at LWB it’s a risk worth taking. He’ll… https://t.co/ZzR8o87746 (@KierenKerr)
Twitter: if celtic get Laxalt, wow. you thought frimpong was quick this boy is lightening (@Thatasyousay7
Meanwhile, these supporters are also thrilled with the likely addition, with one believing Laxalt’s arrival will benefit the club’s wingbacks.
Twitter: Bringing in Diego Laxalt helps all of our wingbacks. We have no natural wingback exception Frimpong who is still learning. It’ll benefit GT. (@DBestseventy2)
Twitter: @DBestseventy2 OK. I.ll take it. Where do I sign (@Bhoyforlife)
Yes, if he does well!
Not a chance!
Twitter: Barkas, Jullien/Duffy/Ajer, Frimpong/Ntcham/McGregor/Laxalt, Elyounoussi, Edouard/Ajeti
I might be acting a wee bi… https://t.co/uuRK5399lv (@kieransmyth97)