Neil Lennon says he would take Celtic's Leigh Griffiths
Leigh Griffiths could be in for a move to Hibernian if Neil Lennon has his way.
The former Celtic manager wants to take the omitted striker to Edinburgh, perhaps on-loan.
As the 28-year-old is a massive Hibs fan, the move is more believable to happen. Furthermore, Celtic’s are already acquiring the services of two new forwards in this window.
Hibs move would be good for Griffiths
A move back home to Edinburgh would be positive for all parties.
Griffiths would be out the limelight in Glasgow and can take extra time to recover from personal illness, plus he will be in a familiar environment around his strong Hibs support.
Furthermore, the attacker will be around a massive figure in Lennon who can help him with his problems.
It was Lennon who signed the player from Hibernian in 2014.
However, the Northern Irishman himself would be surprised if Celtic were interested.
Asked if he would take Griffiths, Lennon told the BBC: ” Yeah, absolutely.
“But if the opportunity arises – I’d be very surprised if it does – then obviously there would be a long, long queue of clubs interested in taking his services on I’m sure.
“He’s a big fan, obviously, but he’s very expensive so I don’t know if he’d fall into our budget.”
Striker will be down pecking order on return to Celtic
When Griffiths returns he will be entering a different environment than he’s used to.
The Hoops have purchased Vakoun Bayo and have Timothy Weah on-loan for six months.
Depending on how the new Bhoys do, Griffiths will be at the bottom of the pecking order and need to fight to get back into the first team.
Perhaps this will mean that the Scotland international may see his future away from Glasgow.
The only other place Griffiths will be as happy as at Celtic would be with Hibernian.
Perhaps a temporary move away will bring him back a stronger player which the Hoops will reap the benefits of.
It remains to be seen if Brendan Rodgers has the striker in his plans.