Celtic midfielder Scott Allan could return to his former club Hibernian FC after the recent revelation (The Scottish Sun) by their manager Neil Lennon. The 27-year-old midfielder hasn’t played a single game for the Hoops this season, and the writing seems to be on the wall for Allan.
The attacking midfielder is currently in the final year of his contract and reports add that Brendan Rodgers is keen to offload him in January. It makes sense for the club to move him on as they can make some money in January instead of losing him for free in the summer.
Lennon was recently asked about the possibility of signing Allan and he said (The Scottish Sun),”Scott’s under contract. I don’t want to start headlines. He’s a player we like. These kinds of players cost a lot of money but if there was an opportunity where we’d look at it, obviously. I’ll definitely look at a couple of areas which will help with the way we want to play and I’ll try and find the right type to come in and do that.”
The midfielder didn’t get a chance to play for Celtic even when there was a significant injury crisis when Scott Brown, Olivier Ntcham and Eboue Kouassi were all unavailable. In their absence, someone like Ryan Christie took his chances well and proved his worth, but the rub of the green didn’t go in favour of Allan as he continued being out of contention for a place in the squad.
Since 2015, the 27-year-old had made just 17 appearances for the Hoops and it is quite clear that he doesn’t feature in Rodgers’ plans for the future. It was a surprise to us that the midfielder stayed on at Park Head in the summer as he had a successful loan spell at Easter Road when he joined them early in the 2018 January window.
In terms of ability, someone like Allan can be a regular starter for most of the clubs in the Premiership and the player should also try to push for a move to end his nightmarish spell at Park Head. Sometimes it’s never meant to be and the player and the club needs to accept that.
When the midfielder was initially signed, it seemed like a good deal for the Glaswegian giants. However, he never got the chance to break into the first eleven as Celtic had a lot of good options in midfield in the past three years. The final nail this season was when he was continually ignored even with injuries in the squad and the Hoops should definitely give Allan the green light to leave Celtic to join the Hibs.
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