CELTIC midfielder Ewan Henderson has joined Hibs, initially on a six-month loan deal before making the switch permanent.

Ironically, the 21-year-old playmaker scored his first-ever Hoops goal as a substitute in the 3-2 Europa League Group G win over Real Betis at Parkhead last month.

Henderson was targeted by new Easter Road boss Shaun Maloney who had a brief spell working with the player in the Parkhead Academy, according to a report on the club website.

The youngster was handed his Celtic debut by former boss Brendan Rodgers at the end of the 2017/18 season in a goalless stalemate with Kilmarnock in Glasgow and made only 11 more appearances – four from the start – in the top side over five seasons.

Henderson also had temporary transfers at Ross County and Dunfermline.

Ewan is following in the footsteps of his big brother Liam who had a loan spell at the Edinburgh team and is a club hero after sending over the perfectly-flighted right-wing corner-kick for Anthony Stokes to head in the third and winning goal against Mark Warburton’s Ibrox side in the Scottish Cup Final in 2016.

He left Celtic for Italian football and is now with Empoli.

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