Date: 16th January 2018 at 12:05pm
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Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has been offered a deal by Italian Serie B side Bari, according to a report.

The Daily Record claims that Henderson, 21, has been on trial with Bari and played two friendly matches, where he has impressed manager Fabio Grosso enough to merit a deal.

It is understood that the Italian club have offered a pre-contract to Henderson and may sign him on loan for the rest of the season, before making the deal permanent at the end of the campaign.

Bari are currently fourth in Serie B and are fighting for promotion back to Serie A, and it seems Grosso believes Henderson can be the man to help his side launch a successful challenge.

The nine-times Scotland Under-21 international is way down the pecking order at Parkhead and has made just one appearance this season when he came off the bench against Dundee in October.

He is now edging towards exiting Glasgow for good though, with a surprising move to Italy which only few Scots before him have done.

Football Insider verdict

Graeme Souness, Denis Law, Joe Jordan. Those are some of the previous Scottish heroes who have moved to Italy in the past and it seems that Henderson now has a chance to join that prestigious list of names. However instead of Torino or AC Milan, the ex-Hibernian ace has been offered the chance to join Bari. Even though it’s not an attractive move or one that will go down in history, it is without doubt a move that the 21-year-old must make. His career his stalling at Celtic and a move to a place like Italy is just what he needs.

In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton has suggested that the Hoops lost out when this goalscoring defender quit Parkhead.

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