Hibernian boss hints at move for young Celtic midfielder

New Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has suggested that he is interested in bringing Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson back to Easter Road next season.

The 20 year old spent last season on loan with Hibs in the Scottish Championship, making 47 appearances in all competitions, scoring six goals, and Lennon says he is a player he would look at, although he believes new Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers will want to run the rule over the player first.

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He told the Glasgow Evening Times:

“He’ll want to impress Brendan and he’ll want to have a good look at him. It might be difficult. I don’t want to talk about players at other clubs at the minute.”

Lennon gave Henderson his debut for Celtic back in 2013 and obviously still rates the player. When asked about bringing Anthony Stokes back as well after a successful loan spell last season with the Edinburgh club, Lennon commented:

“Stokes has been released and Henderson is affiliated with another club. I want to bring in quality players that will suit the league and have the temperament we want here. Those two appeal but I doubt we could do Stokesy financially.”

Stokes was given a free transfer by Celtic on Wednesday and has been linked with a move to join up with former Hibs manager Alan Stubbs at his new club, English Championship side Rotherham.