The former Scotland international struggled with injuries at the start of the campaign and failed to win over new Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers, which has resulted in Commons failing to register a single minute of competitive playing time since Rodgers’ arrival.
A parting of the ways in January always seemed inevitable, but Hibs’ injury crisis has sped things up slightly, with Commons now registered in time to play in the Championship match against Grennock Morton tomorrow.
Having joined Celtic in January 2011 for a fee of just £300,000, Commons went on to become a real fans’ favourite, scoring several crucial goals against Rangers and in Europe for the Glasgow giants.
In total, Commons scored 64 league goals for Celtic in 147 matches, and won five Premiership titles, two Scottish Cups and one League Cup, as well as the PFA Players’ Player of the Year Award in 2014.
Judging by the reaction on social media, he’ll definitely be missed:
— Connor Skivington (@CSkivington93) December 16, 2016
If @kcommons15 signs for Hibs today id like to wish him the best of luck my favourite player since Henrik Larsson
— Daly Bhoy (@EoinDaly67) December 16, 2016
If Kris Commons is away to Hibs will wish him the very best
Fantastic player for Celtic and scored some incredible goals in his time
— Celtic Collectibles (@CollectCelticFC) December 16, 2016
— Martin Wardhaugh (@MartinWardhaugh) December 16, 2016
— Jamie Barr (@JamieBarr1888) December 16, 2016
All the best to @kcommons15 at Hibs! ??
— John Mcilwaine (@JohnMcilwaine93) December 16, 2016
All the best @kcommons15 at hibs
— paul the tim (@paulthetim) December 16, 2016
— Garry Donnachie (@donnachie67) December 16, 2016
— Stephen JD Kane (@stephenkane67) December 16, 2016
I'd be a disappointed if I never got to see Kris Commons play for Celtic again, a great player for us and deserves a send off.
— Steven Kelly (@stevenkelly77) December 16, 2016
Sad to see @kcommons15 leave what a player he's been for us! Wish him all the best ??
— Reece Higgins (@reecehiggins1) December 16, 2016
— mcargison (@eabo1) December 16, 2016
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