Unless you’re clinging to the faint hope Brendan Rodgers is going to do an 180-degree turn and start playing Kris Commons ahead of players he’s trusted in so far this season then you’ll come to the acceptance that the 33 year-olds time at Celtic is coming to an end.
The former Scottish international was one of Neil Lennon’s best signings at Celtic in 2011 when he came in for around 300k. In Lennon’s last season with the club, Commons was top goal scorer in a season where the strikers failed to step up entirely.
The player has had his ups and downs at Celtic Park and while there is room for looking back for fondness and we will all remember and appreciate his contributions, it’s time for Kris to move on.
This is why his speculated move to Hibs makes sense for everyone involved. The midfielder is settled in Scotland with his family and would likely be reluctant to move too far afield in search of first team football. Neil Lennon’s Hibernian are just a short trip up the motorway, they are fighting for promotion to the SPFL which would give Kris the challenge he craves and he would hook up with a manager he knows very well.
It’s likely that Neil will be back in for Kris in January. We understand there was interest in the summer but Kris was injured and wanted to try and get into a Brendan Rodgers side. However, this seems unlikely and he may now be more receptive to an offer.
A loan deal would seem the most probable, with Celtic subsidising some of the player’s wages to go play at Easter road.
Kris will still feel he has more to give and Hibernian would be a place to show that.