The 21-year-old has been a revelation at Parkhead and many Hoops fans would love to see him stay in Glasgow beyond the end of his loan agreement this summer.
But is it going to happen? Probably not after the Croat conceded that although he's 'having fun' under Brendan Rodgers, he envisages a long-term career in the Premier League.
He told The Scottish Sun: "Later in my career, when I look back, I want to say I did well at Celtic. I want to know that I worked hard and was very humble during my time in Scotland.
"This will prepare me for the Premier League. Experience is so important for a player because it then makes it easier to deal with certain situations. It makes you smarter. But nothing can happen without hard work because I think the Premier League is the No.1 in the world.
"The last information I had from Leicester was that I am staying at Celtic until the end of the season. I'm having fun here and want more of it."
It's a frank admission by the Croat but one that Celtic fans will surely understand.
At 21, Benkovic has already demonstrated that he has a hugely promising career ahead of him and although most supporters would love him at Paradise for a few years, they must know it's a pipe dream.
Even if Leicester did make him available, why would they accept less than £13 million only a year after signing him, and would the Bhoys smash their transfer record on a centre-back?
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