Celtic midfielder Scott Allan has confirmed that he wants to quit Parkhead in the summer and extend his stay at Hibernian.
Allan, 26, was shipped out on loan to Hibs in the January transfer window after spending the first-half of the campaign with Dundee.
The former West Brom and Portsmouth midfielder has been in stunning form with both clubs this term, scoring two goals and supplying a stunning 13 assists in 31 appearances across all competitions.
Now, Allan has admitted that he wants to leave Celtic, however he has explained that talks have not yet taken place.
When asked if he wants to stay at Hibs, Allan was quoted by the Edinburgh News as saying: “Yes. If we can keep this squad together and everything else goes well it will basically come down to how the Hibs and Celtic hierarchies deal with it, it’s not up to me. But I love it here. In my last month at Dundee I was back fit and starting to tick again. But this came up at the time and I was fortunate to get it done.”
“I haven’t gone that far,” he added, when asked about talks. “It is a big month ahead for us and a big four games so I will revisit that at the end of the season.”
Allan joined Celtic in 2015, but has made just 17 appearances for the Glasgow club and has been loaned out on three different occasions.
Football Insider verdict
Allan’s time at Celtic has been a bit of a joke really and it’s about time that he is sold for good in the summer transfer window. It was a bizarre decision to sign the midfielder in the first place. He is a Rangers supporter and was wanted by the Gers three years ago while they were in the Scottish Championship. He has been in great form this term though and has proved to Neil Lennon why he should sign him permanently. It’s about time Allan settles down somewhere though now as he has spend almost all of his career on loan.