Filip Benkovic is set to join another club despite the Leicester City player being heavily linked with a return to Celtic, a loan deal has been agreed until the end of this season.

As Brendan Rodgers named Celtic as the best club that could benefit Benkovic, we can now confirm that Neil Lennon has decided to pass as the Hoops manager questions the former Celtic player’s fitness levels.

We understand that Lennon has learned his lesson from Shane Duffy and that Celtic require a player that has more game-time under their belt this year.

It’s a smart move from Celtic as we have a very important season to finish, a strong second half of the season is required if we are to even think of lifting this league title.

The English Premier League side has now agreed a loan deal with Belgian side OH Leuven.

The same club has also just recently signed another former Leicester player Andy King who has agreed to help Benko settle in at his new club.

It would have been brilliant to see Benko back in the Hoops but at the same time we cannot gamble with another player who struggles to keep fit, this window must be purely about bringing in players who are match ready.