COMMENT

The success of former Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson in Italy seems to have flown a bit under the radar.

The 22-year-old midfielder left the Hoops last season to join Serie B side Bari on a permanent deal.

He has done so well in Italy, that reports in the Daily Record claim that recently promoted Serie A side Parma want to sign the player for £1million.

Some people might claim that Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers made a mistake in selling a player who looks to be on the verge of playing in one of the biggest leagues in Europe.

But the move made sense, for both the player and the club.

Despite his performances in Italy, and during his loan spell at Hibernian, Henderson never really took his chances when given them with the Hoops.

He failed to dominate games and was mostly on the fringes, which is also ironically where he spent most of his Hoops career, as he just didn’t do enough to deserve more first-team starts.

Sometimes it happens that players go on to better things when they leave their first professional club, and this seems to be the case with Henderson.

But the Hoops don’t deserve any criticism for selling him, as he was never going to make the breakthrough to become a first-team regular.

What happens after he leaves is out of Celtic’s control.

In other Celtic news, Erik Sviatchenko has bid an emotional farewell to Hoops fans

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