Hibernian manager Neil Lenon wants to keep Ghana winger Thomas Agyepong after loan deal ends

Published on: 04 December 2018

Head coach of Scottish side Hibernian, Neil Lenon says he wants to keep Ghana international Thomas Agyepong when his loan deal ends despite the player's injury troubles. 

Thomas Agyepong joined Hibernian in the summer on loan from Manchester City and he is expected to return to England this winter.

However Neil Lenon, who is impressed with the 22 year old forward's input so far despite his persistent injuries has revealed the club has started negotiations with the English champions.

“Agyepong has had a scan and he may miss December,” said the manager. “We’re speaking to Man City on his situation at the minute. We’d like to keep him, obviously, but his contribution has been minimal due to injuries, so it’s something we’re speaking to Man City over.

“He’s contracted to January and we have an option, so we’re talking about that at the minute. I like him, but we need him on the pitch. “

“We’ve missed him. We’ve got Martin Boyle on one side and Daryl Horgan’s done his bit, but we’ve missed his extra bit of pace that we had with Brandon Barker last season. Thomas was going to bring that for us, so we’ve had to adapt and we may have to change the way we play in some games and dig in and grind it out, which is not ideal and not the way we want to play. Sometimes it’s needs must.”