Celtic loanee Kundai Benyu recently revealed on Instagram that his loan spell with Swedish side Helsingborgs is over, and he is returning to the club.
The player didn’t feature that often for the Swedish side, making only 10 appearances. In his Instagram post, he expressed regret that the ‘last couple of months of my loan didn’t work out as I hoped’. That is unfortunate for the player.
Chances of first-team appearances seem remote
However, it seems unlikely that he has much of a future at Celtic. The player will return to Celtic but his chances of making a first-team appearance would seem to be remote.
When he was signed by Brendan Rodgers on a free transfer from Ipswich in 2017, the player agreed a four-year deal with the club.
Therefore, his contract runs until 2021. However, the prospect of the player making a breakthrough into Celtic’s midfield – the strongest area of the side – seems remote.
Perhaps he was brought back from Sweden so that he could once more leave on loan during the January transfer window. That might be the best option for the player.
Of course, he has yet to work with Neil Lennon. Maybe the Hoops boss will see a player who deserves to be given a chance.
Best for player if he moved on
However, it is more likely that he will end up moving on from the Hoops sooner rather than later. Benyu is still just 21, he could have many years in front of him yet. However, it would be best for the player if he moved on.
Perhaps if he played in another position then he would have more chance of getting into the Celtic side. However, the Hoops should perhaps be looking into getting players that are not going to feature in the first-team that often off the wage bill.
Benyu might soon be free to start looking for another club if Celtic decide that he has no future at the club. That would be the best decision for all.