Hibs have been constantly linked with a move for Celtic’s Scott Allan – but the Hibees already have better players at Easter Road.
Manager Neil Lennon confirmed he was interested in Allan but has since signed Ryan Gauld on loan.
Allan has failed to make any sort of impact at Celtic and his best spell since joining the Hoops was on loan at Hibs.
With his Celtic deal up at the end of the season, he will likely be on the hunt for a new club in the summer.
There isn’t likely to be a host of clubs chasing his signature so a short-term move will be crucial for him.
His Celtic wage would likely price him out of a permanent move to most Premiership sides – unless he takes a wage cut.
With Gauld, Stevie Mallan and Vykintas Slivka already available in midfield, a place for Allan seems unlikely.
The former West Brom midfielder has only managed 17 appearances for Celtic in three-and-a-half years.
While it’s true that he has done well for Hibs in the past, sentiment shouldn’t come into the conversation.
Lennon needs to ensure his side are moving forward and this doesn’t really represent progress.
Any money that would have potentially been used on Allan would be much better spent elsewhere.