Hungarian goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has returned to Liverpool, insisting he had a ‘great time’ on loan at Hibs.
A concussion injury in the Scottish Cup against Elgin City effectively ended Bogdan’s Hibs career. He was out injured for a number of months, and in that time, Ofir Marciano thrived in his place.
Despite that, the Reds stopper doesn’t seem to have any regrets about making the switch to Edinburgh.
Speaking to the Evening News, Bogdan said: “It could have been better if I didn’t get injured but overall it was a great time. We finished the season in a good position. We reached our minimum goal to be in the top six and finished above Hearts.
“Overall I think it was a good season. Edinburgh is a beautiful city, with loads of things to do, not just for myself but also for my family. It’s been a really good year.”
Could Bogdan return to Hibs?
He’ll go back to the champions of Europe this summer and will begin the hunt for a new club. With Allison in goals for Jurgen Klopp’s side, you don’t have to be a genius to know that Bogdan is surplus to requirements.
The Hungarian shouldn’t be back at Hibs either. At 31 years of age, he really needs first team minutes. He is in the peak of his career right now and sitting on the bench at Easter Road wouldn’t help his cause.
Bogdan had been decent early on. He could command his box well and made a few decent saves. His Israeli counterpart Marciano, however, is just a better package than the Hungarian is.
Marciano has quick reflexes, excellent handling and a commanding presence. It’s not that Bogdan is terrible, Marciano is just so good and unlikely to be dislodged as Hibees number one anytime soon.
Sadly injury looks to have finished the goalkeeper’s spell in Leith, which is never nice. Hopefully he can find first team football elsewhere next year, as on his day, he’s a decent stopper.