Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has told The Glasgow Evening Times that his long-term goal at the club is to make himself a regular in the first team.
“The long-term goal is to stay here for as long as I can, hopefully I can get in the team and keep working hard and give everything for the team,” the 19-year-old told The Glasgow Evening Times. “That’s all I’m looking to do.”
Henderson has returned from his loan spell at Norwegian club Rosenborg, whom he joined in March 2015. The Scotland Under-19 international did relatively well in Norway.
The youngster is one of the best young players at Celtic, but he will certainly struggle to get into the Bhoys’ first team next season.
The 19-year-old central midfielder will face competition, and his lack of experience will also be a deterrent.
However, during pre-season Celtic manager Ronny Deila will get a chance to judge the youngster and see whether he is prepared to fight for a place in the first team.
The best move for both Celtic and Henderson would be to let the teenager leave on another loan spell, this time to a club in the Scottish Premiership.