Celtic must use on-loan star as part of summer deal to land international midfielder
Two of the players who dominated for Hibernian in their 2-0 derby win over Hearts on Friday night might have a part to play in a summer transfer deal.
Scott Allan, who scored the Easter Road side’s opening goal in the victory, is of course on-loan at the Edinburgh side from the Hoops until the end of the season.
Meanwhile John McGinn, who controlled the midfield area of the park, has previously been linked with a move to Brendan Rodgers’ side, most recently in January when the Daily Mail reported the Hoops’ interest.
There’s no doubt that Neil Lennon would love to get Allan at Hibernian permanently, but as he still has a year on his contract left the Hoops should use him as part of a deal to get McGinn to Celtic Park.
If the Bhoys offer a figure £1.5million and Allan on a permanent deal at the end of the season, Hibernian would be getting a good deal.
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However, they would no doubt be loathed to lose McGinn, who has been one of the players of the season in Scotland this season, and who is a Scotland international after making his debut against the Netherlands last year.
While this is only speculation at the moment, the move would be good for both clubs and the Hoops must move to get the deal done before the Champions League qualifiers start in July.
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