Scott Allan has suggested to The Daily Record that he may not return to Celtic after his loan spell at Dundee ends.
Allan has joined Dundee from Scottish Premiership rivals Celtic on a season-long loan deal.
The 25-year-old midfielder has struggled to make an impact at Celtic Park since his move from Hibernian back in 2015.
Allan is a good player and knows the Scottish Premiership well, and the former Dundee United midfielder will be aiming to recover his form and play regularly at Dundee.
The former West Bromwich Albion man seems to have suggested that he does not see himself returning to Celtic when his loan spell at Dundee ends at the end of the 2017-18 campaign.
“I’d encountered Neil McCann at a few games and chatted about football,” Allan told The Daily Record over the weekend. “It’s only over the last week I heard he was interested and had a sit-down with him.
“I like the way he wants to take the club forward and I want to be a part of that. Obviously, I would love to go back to Celtic and play but I have to be realistic.
“They’ve gone the full season unbeaten and they’re looking to strengthen further. All of the players there have had a great season but I didn’t have one last year.
“So it’s a big year for me. I wanted to get my career sorted as soon as possible and that means getting games and hopefully making an impact.”
Allan is a good midfielder, but given his struggles at Celtic, it does seem likely that he will leave Celtic Park at the end of next season despite his current contract with the Bhoys running until June 2019.