The Daily Record claim that Manchester City winger Thomas Agyepong is in talks with Kilmarnock over a loan move.

He was on loan with Hibs last year, although injury blighted his Edinburgh spell. He showed in flashes though what he was capable of.

Agyepong featured for Ghana at this year’s African Cup of Nations. (Photo by Visionhaus)

Now Angelo Alessio is hoping to unlock that potential at Rugby Park.

Agyepong would bring pace to Kilmarnock

One thing that was clear during Killie’s Europa League clash with Connah’s Quay Nomads was that they lacked a bit of firepower in forward areas.

Most notably, the lack of pace they had was there for all to see. Chris Burke is no spring chicken anymore and Dom Thomas has never been the quickest winger in the world.

Burke isn’t a pace merchant. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

Agyepong would bring that something extra. If you give a defender five yards on Agyepong, you can bet your house on the fact the Ghanaian will still beat the defender in a foot race.

He’s naturally a left winger, somewhere Killie have next to no options. Thomas and Greg Kiltie are the only two players capable of playing on the left for Alessio.

Injury troubles

The thing that will worry Killie though is his injury problems from last season. He only made five Premiership appearances, struggling for fitness throughout the campaign. Alessio can’t afford to bring someone in, just for them to sit on the treatment table all season.

Struggled for fitness all year at Hibs. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

It’s not as easy for clubs like Kilmarnock to just go out and get another player. Every player will take up valuable resources at the club and they need to be sure any money put into a player does not go to waste.

Given his injury problems from last year, this would be a very risky signing. If Agyepong got going, great, Killie have a winger with pace on their hands. If it goes pear shaped, they’ve got someone sitting about the club’s medical room, not really contributing to the team.

Ghanaian international Agyepong himself needs a loan move to work out. He’s not going to get near the City senior setup, so he has to impress whilst on loan somewhere to keep hopes of a permanent move somewhere alive.

Time to shine. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Agyepong would be a great addition for Killie if he’s fit. Whether the Manchester City wideman will be over the course of a season is a mystery.

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