Neil Lennon has made quite the u-turn and distanced himself from a move for Celtic midfielder Scott Allan in this transfer window.

Allan is now in the last six months of his Celtic deal and has been told he can move on from the club if he finds a new place to play his football.

Many believed Hibernian were putting a package together for the Celtic outcast, but nothing has come of it so far. Neil Lennon has always had high praise for Allan and had him on-loan last season at Hibernian where Allan performed to a high standard.

While it seemed like a slam dunk, it’s quickly looking like Lennon will NOT be going in for Scott after picking up Ryan Gauld on-loan last week.

This could leave Allan staying at Celtic beyond the January window where he picks up a good wage for merely training with the bhoys.

Speaking about Allan, the Hibs manager made it clear nothing was set in stone.

“There’s no inevitability about us signing Scott at all,” Neil Lennon told SunSport.

“There is a lot of talk about it, and he’s a player we all admire here, but it’s about availability, cost and whether he wants to come.

“Those avenues haven’t really been pursued yet. Scott and Ryan (Gauld) are similar types of players, but if I could get the two of them, I wouldn’t be complaining.

At the moment, it’s still just speculation but I think Hibs is a club that’s been very good for Scott and he’s been good for Hibs too.”



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