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.

7th April 2018, Global Energy Stadium, Dingwall, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Ross County versus Hibernian; Alex Schalk of Ross County tackles Scott Allan of Hibernian

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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.

17th February 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Hibernian versus Aberdeen; Scott McKenna of Aberdeen challenges Scott Allan of Hibernian

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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.

ESTORIL, PORTUGAL - DECEMBER 16: Ryan Gauld of SC Farense in action during the Liga Ledman Pro match between GD Estoril Praia and SC Farense at Estadio Antonio Coimbra da Mota on December 16, 2018 in Estoril, Portugal.

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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.

 

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