Celtic should eye Ewan Henderson loan move

By Connor Gordon

July 22, 2019

Celtic must look at sending out midfielder Ewan Henderson on loan.

The promising starlet is breaking into the first team in recent months. However, with too much competition at a young age, a temporary step away is a positive.

His brother Liam did the same and is reaping the benefits of his improvements.

Ewan Henderson loan good for Celtic and player

The 19-year-old can fall into the trap his older brother fell into.

Liam Henderson in Celtic colours many years ago. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

The midfield Liam left is pretty similar to the one that Ewan is trying to break into.

Captain Scott Brown is guaranteed one of the three central spots. The other two are up for grabs but Callum McGregor is all but making one his own.

Henderson should be pushing for a short move away to continue his fantastic development.

The youngster is a tenacious player with fantastic technical abilities. He lacks physicality in a couple of areas but as a youth he can change that.

Ewan Henderson needs to improve physically. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Liam lingered around for a while before realising he wouldn’t break into the Hoops midfield. Successful spells at Rosenborg and Hibs has allowed him to move on to Serie A football.

His progression wasn’t dented by his Celtic blow, but Ewan is arguably the greater prospect.

Scottish loan move best for Ewan Henderson

Loaning young Henderson out to a higher team in the Scottish Premiership would do him the world of good.

The fans can watch him every week to chart his progress.

Celtic even sent Liam down a division years ago to play in more competitive Championship.

Liam Henderson during loan spell at Hibs in 2016. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

However, the likes of Aberdeen, Hibernian or even Kilmarnock wouldn’t say no to Ewan.

The Hoops will be paying the majority of his wages and the others get a top prospect for a year.

If Neil Lennon brings in another central midfielder then it is curtains for a lot players this season.

Chances will dwindle to make the first team, so it’s best to get out there and show what they’re made of.