Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out a Celtic stay for Filip Benkovic this summer with new comments confirming he’ll be heading back to the Foxes at the end of the season, as reported by The Daily Record.
Supporters of course knew his current loan deal is set to expire then, but some had held out hope that may be extended considering he’s missed a large chunk of this campaign out injured.
Others had even dreamed he may make a permanent switch to Glasgow.
He’s played 24 times since making the switch last August but has barely had a run of consistent matches.
Rodgers is keen to see him return to the King Power stadium.
He told The Daily Record: “The whole plan for him was to get him game time. We took him up to Celtic which was a huge club with big pressures to play. He has done very well. All the loan players will look to come back and then we will decide where we will go from there.”
The defender returned from a two-month injury layoff on Sunday away to Dundee and hopefully he can stay fit for the title run-in and Scottish Cup push.
He is arguably the best defensive partner for Dedryck Boyata despite the recent reliance on Kristoffer Ajer and could prove to be crucial in some big matches on the horizon.
Will Neil Lennon be tempted to include him in the upcoming derby at home to Rangers?