As reported by the Scottish Sun, boss Neil Lennon has looked to his former club to strengthen his new squad, and is keen to bring back Liam Henderson.
After spending last season on loan at Easter Road, Henderson became a fans’ favourite, showing fantastic commitment and enthusiasm towards the club.
His two superbly delivered corners in the Scottish Cup final against Rangers set up the goals which led to Hibs’ first Scottish Cup in 114 years.
Even at 20-years-old, Henderson proved instrumental and became an integral player for the Edinburgh side. Robust and always looking for the ball, he would be linking up with player of the year John McGinn in the Hibs midfield again — a pairing many wouldn’t be surprised to see on the international stage one day.
For Hibs supporters, it would seem weird to start the campaign without Henderson after playing such a big part last year. His connection with the fans and attitude on and off the pitch was clear and exemplary to all.
With a permanent deal reportedly in the offing, being left out of Celtic’s squad for their Champions League first leg tie against Kazakhstan’s Astana may indicate that Brendan Rodgers won’t be needing Henderson after having pre-season to decide.
The midfielder would be a huge capture for Lennon, especially when the ambition of promotion should really be implemented this time round.
The Hibs fans who loved Henderson last season might well be seeing him back in their green and white once more.