Celtic are pulling clear at the top of the Scottish Premier League, and another crown appears to be heading to Brendan Rodgers and Parkhead once again.
Fans here in The Transfer Tavern are confident that their side have all but wrapped up the title, and are quietly optimistic that a tough Europa League knockout clash with Zenit can end in success for the Glaswegian giants. New faces are expected this month, but news of a departure took the headlines today, with Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie reporting on Twitter that Italian side Bari are close to sealing a deal for Liam Henderson following a successful trial.
Italian side Bari are close to completing a deal for Celtic’s Liam Henderson following a successful trial.
— Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) January 17, 2018
The Serie B side are chasing promotion this season, and are keen to add the 21-year-old midfielder to their squad ahead of the second half of the season. The Scottish U21 international has enjoyed loan spells with Rosenborg and Hibs in recent years, but his Celtic Park stay looks set to come to an end in the coming days.
Landlord’s Verdict: Celtic fans will be disappointed the Henderson couldn’t quite assert himself a first-team regular at Celtic Park, and will wish the player all the best upon his Italian adventure.
His move is excellent news for the Scottish national side, with the promising youngster set to head to another league and gain a taste of a totally new experience, which has the potential to accelerate the development of the player. This is a fantastic opportunity for Henderson, and one he must not waste.
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