Celtic boss Neil Lennon has expressed uncertainty when he was asked about Filip Benkovic’s potential loan transfer this January, according to The Scotsman.
The Bhoys manager admitted that the 22-years-old made a good impact last season at Celtic Park but the manager himself has a little working relationship with the youngster.
“I don’t know is the answer. I only worked with Filip for a short term, but I know he had a good impact here last season, so hopefully we’ll be looking to bring one or two in this week.”
The Croatian footballer was brought to Celtic Park by the then head-coach Brendan Rodgers, who left for Leicester City in February 2019, on a season-long loan shortly after the Foxes signed him for £13million.
He impressed the Hoops’ fans with his performances last campaign, scoring two goals in 20 league appearances.
However, he failed to make an impression in the Premier League when he returned from his loan spell, featuring only one time for 67 minutes in an FA Cup game across all competitions.
The former Dinamo Zagreb defender has been linked to Neil Lennon’s side for one more loan spell in recent weeks, but it is believed they are not the only team who are after Benkovic. Championship sides Bristol City and Derby County are also understood to be interested in capturing his signature.
The Hoops were handed a transfer boost after the Foxes manager made the following comments while talking to the media:
“We’re hopeful that will be sooner rather than later, over the next few days if we can bring in a centre half then that will give him a chance to get out.
“He definitely needs the games and we’re hoping that will take place.”