The Leicester City defender starred while on loan at Celtic.

The Leicester City defender, Filip Benkovic, appears to have all but ruled out a return to Celtic this summer.

Benkovic spent the 2018/19 season on loan at Celtic Park, where he won all three domestic trophies.

He has since returned to Leicester – who according to the Mercury paid £13 million for him a year ago – reuniting with the manager who brought him to Glasgow, Brendan Rodgers.

What Rodgers has planned for him at the King Power Power Stadium remains to be seen.

And speaking to Football Scotland, via the Press Association, this week, Benkovic said he hoped to discuss that soon and then ‘we’ll see’.

But any hope that may have given those of a Celtic persuasion looks to have been swiftly taken away, by the Croatian’s latest Instagram post.

He wrote: “It was a huge honour and privilege to wear the Hoops for a season. This club will always be very special to me. Thank you to my teamates and to the fans for everything. Good luck for the future and historic 10 in a row”.

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Benkovic is one of two centre-backs who have left Celtic since the end of last season, alongside Dedryck Boyata.

The Bhoys have already filled one of those gaps with the former Toulouse player, Christopher Jullien, but may wish to add to their options between now and the end of next month.

Can Benkovic make an impact at Leicester this season?

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