Could Derek Riordan be returning to Hibs at the end of the season? That his big move to Celtic has turned sour has been well documented but rumours of a return to Easter Road have gathered momentum over the last few days.
At the time he was offerend perhaps ten times the money and being a part of Celtc’s plans in the SPL, Champions League, etc. which is tough to turn down, especially when the club you love wasn’t willing to give you the same contract they’d previously offered, despite you playing very well since. It’s sad that Hibs messed around a valuable player who would have signed a long and relatively cheap contract.
Obviously, it all went wrong, as it had for numerous others who have gone West for more dough and an unwritten promise but could it all turn around for Deeks with a move back to the mighty Hibernian?
The answer, quite simply, is yes. Maybe.
Apparently Derek Riordan was in the Hibs changing room straight after the final whistle of todays game against Glasgow Rangers, having a conversation with Mixu.
A return to Hibs doesn’t seem as unlikely as it did a short while ago. If he does return, hopefully Gordon Strachan will still be in a job with the great unwashed and Deeks will get a chance at revenge.
It’s funny how easy it is to accept players returning to Easter Road. For a short while I strongly disliked Murray after he gave us the finger at Ibrox. Deeks I always really felt sorry for and continue to. He’s earned a healthy wad over the last couple of years (not) playing for Celtc but his career has stalled. Nay, broken down completely. He needs to get it back on track and there’s not better place for that than Easter Road.
Hopefully see you next season, Deeks.