Lennon keen on taking Celtic hot-shot to his new club

New Hibernian manager Neil Lennon is keen on taking Celtic attacking midfielder Kris Commons to the Scottish Championship side, according to website Celtsarehere.

32-year-old Commons was out of favour at Celtic Park under previous manager Ronny Deila, but it is yet to be determined whether new manager Brendan Rodgers sees him as part of his first-team plans.

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The former Nottingham Forest and Derby County midfielder has scored 91 times in all competitions for the Scottish champions since arriving in Scotland and is a firm favourite of Celtic supporters.

Many fans and former players have camapigned for the player to be reinstated into the first team under under new boss Rodgers, but Hibs boss Lennon, who bought Commons when Celtic manager from Derby for £300,000 in 2011, is keen to use his connections to persuade the Scottish international to make the move to Easter Road.

All will depend on how Rodgers sees Commons role at the club next season.