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22nd Dec, 2017 | 6:08am

Report: Celtic outcast in line for January exit after offer from Italian club - report

Celtic outcast Liam Henderson looks set to exit Parkhead once again after Italian side Bari offered the 21-year-old a week-long trial in January, according to a report.

The Daily Record claim that Bari boss Fabio Grosso, the Italian international defender who scored the World Cup-winning penalty in 2006, has opened the door for a potential move to Italy for the Celtic flop.

The former Scotland Under-21 star is said to be aware that he needs to leave Glasgow to further his career, and is willing to move to Europe to do so.

Bari currently ply their trade in Serie B, but are well-placed in second to earn promotion back into the Italian top-flight next season.

The midfielder has spent much of his time in senior football on loan, and has experience in Europe after playing for Danish side Rosenborg for three months in 2015.

He then spent a successful year at Hibernian, helping the club end their 114-year wait for the Scottish Cup in 2016, coming on as a 70th minute substitute as they overcame fellow Championship side Rangers 3-2.

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He has turned out just once for Celtic so far this term, coming on as a substitute against Dundee in October.

Football Insider verdict: 

Henderson’s Parkhead career has never really looked like taking off, and it is clear to all, including the player it seems, that his future lies elsewhere. No one would have guessed that an Italian second-division side would come in for a Celtic flop, but maybe this is a good opportunity for Henderson to make a fresh start, well away from his troubles in Glasgow. With Bari looking good to gain promotion to Serie A, Henderson could make a name for himself if he impresses on trial and goes on to help the club in their quest for the big time. 

In other Celtic transfer news, this PL manager has admitted interest in a Celtic star ahead of the January window.

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