HIBS boss Neil Lennon is eager to sign Celtic midfielder Kris Commons on loan in next month’s transfer window, just as Scotzine has been reporting for the last few weeks!
The 33-year-old former Scotland international is out in the cold at Parkhead and his ex-Hoops gaffer views him as the ideal man to give the Championship leaders a timely boost in their promotion bid.
Lennon signed Commons for the champions Derby in January 2011 in a bargain £330,000 deal and the pair enjoyed a successful alliance in their three-and-a-half years together in Glasgow.
However, the player is now surplus to Brendan Rodgers’ requirements and hasn’t featured since April and hasn’t started a match since mid-March.
Commons will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer and has been advised that he is free to sort out a suitable move in January. He is not keen on uprooting his family for a move down south so a chance to help Hibs win the Championship would suit all parties.
However, Lennon is hopeful of a January reunion with a man who has scored 80 goals in just over 200 appearances for Celtic.
The player is understood to be receptive to the idea of linking up again with the manager who oversaw the best form of his career.
Commons’ representative, Martin Reilly, is expected to meet Parkhead chief executive Peter Lawwell to discuss his client’s situation.