Report: Lennon wants Celtic man Liam Henderson at Hibs

Hibernian's Liam Henderson in action

Neil Lennon is hopeful of signing the Celtic midfielder.

 

Hibernian's Liam Henderson in action

The Scottish Sun have reported that Hibernian manager Neil Lennon is confident of signing Liam Henderson from Celtic on a permanent basis this summer.

The 20-year-old returned to Celtic after a brilliant loan spell at Easter Road under Alan Stubbs last season, in which he helped the Edinburgh side win the Scottish Cup.

Hibs fans would undoubtedly love to see him back as Lennon plots an assault on Scottish Premiership promotion..

 

Hibernian's Liam Henderson celebrates at the end of the match

And, according to The Scottish Sun, the former Celtic manager believes his old club will do him a favour and allow the Scotland Under-21 midfielder to leave.

By virtue of his age and inexperience, manager Brendan Rodgers is unlikely to need him this season; nor could the Northern Irishman afford to rely on unproven Premiership talent.

Celtic's Old Firm rivals Rangers certainly look like the real deal, having won all four of their League Cup outings so far, scoring 10 and conceding none.

Bolton manager Neil Lennon

The window for experimenting is much smaller for Rodgers than previous Hoops bosses when the Gers were absent from the big time, and when Premiership glory was all but assured for the Bhoys.

Now, the former Liverpool boss cannot afford to rest on his laurels if he wants to lead Celtic to a sixth straight Premiership crown in his first season at Paradise.

New Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers during the press conference

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