Brendan Rodgers comments on Filip Benkovic’s Celtic future

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers applauds the traveling support at the end the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Celtic at Tony Macaroni Arena on November 11, 2018 in...

Filip Benkovic joined Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic on loan from Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

Oliver Bozniac of Heart of Midlothian F.C. holds off Filip Benkovic of Celtic during the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Heart of Midlothian FC and Celtic FC on October 28,...

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has suggested to The Glasgow Evening Times that he is not certain that Leicester City-owned defender Filip Benkovic will remain at Celtic until the end of the season.

Benkovic joined Scottish Premiership club Celtic on a season-long loan deal from Premier League side Leicester in the summer transfer window.

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According to The Glasgow Evening Times, there is a recall clause in the 21-year-old central defender’s loan deal with the Hoops.

 

Celtic manager Rodgers is keen on the Croatia Under-21 international staying at the Hoops until next summer, although the ex-Liverpool boss has admitted that he is uncertain whether that will happen.

Rodgers told The Glasgow Evening Times: “We haven’t had confirmation of that but it would be great for Leicester, for Filip and for us [if he stayed].”

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Key figure

Benkovic has been brilliant for Celtic since his loan move from Leicester in he summer transfer window and has established himself as a key figure in he heart of the Hoops’ defence.

It will be a massive blow for the Bhoys if Leicester recall the defender - who cost them £13 million in transfer fees, according to Sky Sports, when they signed him from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer transfer window - in the middle of the season.

Filip Benkovic of Celtic arrives prior to the UEFA Europa League Group B match between Celtic and RB Leipzig at Celtic Park on November 8, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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