Alex Mott

On loan Celtic defender all but confirms move back to Leicester

Filip Benković has all but confirmed he will not play for Celtic next season after posting a heartfelt goodbye to the club’s fans on social media.

Benković spent the whole of last term on loan at Parkhead from parent side Leicester, playing 19 times in all competitions before a knee injury end his campaign just after Christmas.

It was hoped that the central defender would stay at the SPL champions for 2019/20, but it looks as if he will be at the King Power Stadium for the upcoming season after saying his goodbyes to Neil Lennon’s men on Instagram.

“It was a huge honour and privilege to wear the Hoops for a season,” Benković posted.

“This club will always be very special to me.

“Thank you to my teammates and to the fans for everything.

“Good luck for the future and historic 10 in a row.”