FORMER Celtic midfielder Liam Henderson is likely to knock back the chance of a return to Britain after the financial collapse of his club Bari.

The ex-Under 21 international is a free agent and is attracting attention in the UK, but he is keen to remain in Italy after his move from the Hoops in January.

Fiorentina, Parma and Bologna are among the clubs who have already been in touch with the 22-year-old’s representatives.

And Seria B outfit Hellas Verona – who have recently appointed Italian World Cup winner and Henderson’s former boss at Bari Fabio Grosso as their new manager – are also keen to land the playmaker.

Henderson believes his future is in Italy where he feels his style of play is more suited.

He joined Bari for a cut-price £175,000 with the blessing of Brendan Rodgers who could not guarantee first-team football at the champions.

However, just six months and 19 appearances into a three-and-a-half-year deal, Henderson’s time at Bari is up.

They are set to be declared bankrupt after missing the deadline to register for Serie B amid reports of financial difficulties.

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