Date: 17th January 2018 at 8:12pm
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Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson has signed a permanent contract with Italian side Bari, according to a report.

The Scottish Sun revealed that the player has moved to the Serie B outfit with just six months left on his current deal at the Scottish Premier League champions.

Henderson had arrived at Bari with a view to having a trial with the Italian side, who are managed by Fabio Grosso – a World Cup winner.

But after performing well in that time, the Serie B club have given the midfielder a permanent contract in Italy.

The 21-year-old played 13 times for Celtic last season and has only been given one outing by Brendan Rodgers in the current campaign.

Football Insider verdict:

After only playing 13 times for the Hoops last season and limited to just one game this season, the writing has been on the wall for some time for the young midfielder. At Bari, Henderson will be given the chance to flourish under a World Cup winner who can guide him to reach his pinnacle. This is a good move for the Hoops, who risked losing the player for nothing in the summer, and a good move for the 21-year-old, who will be given the game time he has been looking for.

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