Liam Henderson will continue his career abroad as the midfielder signs a deal with Italian Serie B side U.S. Lecce.

The 24-year-old, best known in Scotland for his spells with Celtic and Hibs, has been playing his football in Italy since 2018. That will continue until he’s 28 now, signing a four-year deal with Lecce.

Former Celtic and Hibs star Liam Henderson is staying in Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

Henderson had been with Hellas Verona, form at Bari earning him a move to the current Serie A club. He made 36 appearances for Verona, spending part of last term on loan at Empoli.

He’s now left Verona permanently though, sealing his long-term future with Lecce.

Henderson’s career began at Celtic, where he made 23 senior Celtic Park appearances. In that spell was his first taste of football abroad, having a brief loan stint in Norway with Rosenborg.

Hibs’ history books have a special place for Henderson, the midfielder part of the famous 2016 Scottish Cup winning squad. His corner to set the stage for David Gray to head home a stoppage-time winner is one of the most famous Hibees goal of the modern era.

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