Connect with us

AFP

Scottish midfielder Henderson heads for Empoli on loan


Milan (AFP) – Serie A side Hellas Verona have loaned Scottish midfielder Liam Henderson to second-division Empoli, the club announced on Friday.

The former Celtic and Hibernian player has made just four appearances this season after helping the club gain top flight promotion in the play-offs last June.

Verona said that the 23-year-old will join Empoli “on a temporary basis” with the parent club having a right to reclaim their player. 

Former Scotland U21 international Henderson has made 35 appearances for Verona and scored three goals since moving north in 2018 from Serie B side Bari, who were demoted to the fourth tier after financial difficulties.

He made a positive start to life in Serie A playing the entire game in a 1-1 draw against Bologna, becoming the first Scot to play in the Italian top flight since Graeme Souness with Sampdoria in 1986.

But his appearance was as a substitute in a 2-1 defeat to Inter Milan in the San Siro last November. 

Verona are ninth in Serie A, four points off the Europa League berths with a game in hand.

Tuscan side Empoli were relegated to Serie B last season and are sitting 15th in the table.

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in AFP

Translate »