Reported Celtic, Rangers target Scott Allan ‘fully expected’ to remain at Hibs

Allan has been linked with a move to Celtic and Rangers this summer.

Allan has won plaudits from Scotland’s two biggest clubs, but Hibs director of football George Craig has insisted to the Daily Record that the winger is a big part of their plans for next season, and will be going nowhere.

Craig said: “Hibs want to retain their best players. Our priority has to be getting promoted out of the Championship so you do not need me to tell you Scott Allan is going to be a major part of that.

“We are fully expecting Scott to be out there doing what he does best for Hibs next season.”

Last week the Daily Mail ran the report referencing the Old Firm interest in Allan, having see the tricky winger impress in the Championship last term. The 23-year-old scored two goals and registered 17 assists in 40 games, as Hibs reached the play-off semi-final, losing out to Rangers in the run-in.

He was voted Championship player of the season, and it is clear that Hibs need to retain Allan if they are to go one better next season and secure promotion back to the top flight.

This is a disappointment for both Celtic and Rangers, with Allan being a young talented attacker who would benefit both clubs. Rangers especially could do with a major rebuild this summer, and it appeared as if Allan would be central to that.

The Bhoys may not need Allan as much as Rangers at this moment in time, but if the youngster continues to develop as he has been, there is no doubting that he will be turning out at Parkhead in the not too distant future.

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