Celtic fans have reacted on social media to the news that Liam Henderson has joined Italian club Bari on a permanent deal.
The 21-year-old joined the team currently fourth in Serie B in a move that was announced on Celtic’s official Twitter account on Wednesday.
📝 Liam Henderson has joined Italian Serie B side, @fcb1908, on a permanent deal.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) January 17, 2018
Henderson, who left the Bhoys because of a lack of first-team opportunities, has been saluted by supporters for taking the unexpected move of joining a team in Italy, with many hoping that he will one day return to Celtic Park.
Here are some of the best reactions to the Henderson transfer:
Good luck Liam, feel like this move could be the making of him. Always showed great potential. Also seems to have a good temperament for a young player, won't be surprised to see him back one day 🍀
— Grant Sutherland (@Grant_S92) January 17, 2018
Good luck @liam53henderson wish you every success. The game there will suit you down to the ground. I think you could be a revelation there! All the best!
— Brian Reid (@Brian_Reid_) January 18, 2018
I like Henderson hoped he would get a chance, good luck to him hope it works out
— lynchy (@stephenlynch81) January 17, 2018
All the best Liam great young player
— Kim McCormick (@Kimmccormick34) January 17, 2018
Would have loved the wee guy to get a run decent player. All the best hendo
— Caz Docherty (@cazcaz67) January 17, 2018
Good luck. Hopefully this is what is needed to see you back where you belong. Should have been given more chances imo 🍀
— Neil McInnes (@neilymadrid) January 17, 2018
Good luck Liam hope you'll return home one day 🍀🍀🍀
— 🏴 John Williams 🏴 (@GSRHighlander) January 17, 2018
Henderson has had spells away from Celtic Park before, going on loan to Rosenborg and Hibs, where he won the Scottish Cup in 2016.
His chances of first-team football with the Hoops has receded following the arrivals of Olivier Ntcham and Eboue Kouassi in the last year, and the good form of Stuart Armstrong and Callum McGregor put Henderson at the back of the line when it came to first-team football.
Henderson joins the likes of Nadir Ciftci and Erik Svitachenko in leaving the Hoops in the January window, but unlike those deals this transfer is a permanent deal.
The Hoops return to action after the winter break with a home tie against Brechin in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops should try and bring Ryan Christie back to the club this month
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