Kundai Benyu has impressed Brendan Rodgers enough to not be sent out on loan
The Hoops snapped up the highly-rated 19-year-old from Ipswich Town and Rodgers had planned to send him out on loan.
But the Parkhead boss has now put the midfielder’s loan move on hold after the positive impression Benyu, who played in yesterday’s 4-0 defeat to Lyon, has already made.
Benyu was a stand-out for the Hoops in his first run out at Celtic Park, despite the defeat to Lyon and Rodgers said: “Initially the plan was to have him in, thinking he can get an idea of how we work at the club and then go on loan.
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“But I’ve sort of changed my mind, really, over the last period of time just watching him.
“I think it’s going to be good for him to see how we train, how we work, get an education in our football then review in January.
“He’s certainly a boy who can contribute for us. He’s surprised me to be honest.
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“We knew he was a good player. He’s played with a nice little edge, he’s competitive and confident.
"We’ve played him off a side where he can come in and help the team dominate the ball on the inside.
“How he receives the ball is very good, he’s an attacking player who wants to get goals and he’s actually quite exciting. I thought he was very good for 19.”
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