Loan players moving to Easter Road
Hibs hero Allan heading to Parkhead
Scottish football’s biggest question has been answered with Hibernian finally selling the club’s prized midfielder Scott Allan. Champions Celtic have gazumped Old Firm rivals Rangers with a £275,000 offer that includes two Parkhead players moving to Easter Road.
One is Dylan McGeouch who had a successful loan spell last season. Scotland under-19 midfielder Liam Henderson is the other.
Hibernian manager, Alan Stubbs, last week put a £1 million price tag on Allan who has been the subject of at least two firm bids for the player but at no more than a third of Hibs’ expectations.
Despite Stubbs’ attempts to hold on to Allan, who he sees as a vital part of his attempts to secure promotion, the club will let him leave rather than have the issue become a damaging distraction. A sale has never been ruled out, only a sale to Rangers who pose the biggest threat to the club’s ambitions.