By Alex Stevens
Kris Commons will join Hibernian on loan from Celtic after the terms of an agreement were settled on Friday, according to a reliable journalist.
Scottish Sun correspondent Kenny Millar reported on his personal Twitter account that the two clubs have “completed” an emergency loan deal.
This means that Commons, 33, could make his Hibs debut in their Scottish Championship clash against Morton on Saturday.
Told the emergency loan deal for Kris Commons has been completed. More up soon @scotsunsport.
— Kenny Millar (@Kenny_Millar) December 16, 2016
Celtic appear to have given the green light for the deal after Commons was unable to force his way into the first team under Brendan Rodgers.
The playmaker has pedigree and an outstanding scoring record for the Scottish giants, netting 89 goals in 227 appearances for the club since arriving in 2011.
But the former Derby, Nottingham Forest and Stoke player has not had at look-in at Parkhead this season with the likes of Tom Rogic, Craig Mackay-Steven, Patrick Roberts, Scott Sinclair and James Forrest all ahead of him in the attacking midfielder pecking order.
At Hibernian, Commons will link up with Neil Lennon, who was the manager at Parkhead when he joined from Derby.
Commons will instantly bring experience and quality to second tier outfit Hibs, who are currently top of the table on goal difference ahead of Dundee.
In other Celtic transfer news, the club are eying a loan move for an attacking midfielder.