Euro surprise package joins hunt for Celtic forgotten midfielder - report
Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is out of contract at the end of the season and is beginning to attract attention from across Europe, according to a report.
The Express are claiming that Swedish side Ostersunds have joined the hunt to sign the midfielder, who has only featured once for the Hoops this season.
The 21-year-old, who had previous loan spells at Hibs – where he helped them win the Scottish Cup – and Rosenborg – is out of contract in the summer.
Ostersunds, who are managed by Englishman Graham Potter, have been a surprise package in the Europa League this season and have reached the last 32, where they wil play against Arsenal next month, and they may want Henderson for that tie.
The report also credits Hibernian, Bari and Preston with an interest in forgotten Hoops midfielder, who may need to leave Parkhead in order to future his career.
Football Insider verdict
A move to pastures new is the best thing that could happen to Henderson. He is unfortunate that his position – central midfield – is the most congested area of Celtic’s squad, and he has found it very difficult to unseat the likes of Scott Brown and Stuart Armstrong in the first-team, and he hasn’t had a look-in this season. There’s no doubt Henderson is a very good player – he showed this when helping Hibs win the Scottish Cup in 2016 – but a move to a forward-thinking, progressive team like Ostersunds could be good for him, better than playing for Celtic’s development squad at any rate.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have completed the signing of teenage Australian midfielder Leo Mazis
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