Liam Scales has been handed some Celtic transfer advice by Neil Lennon.

The former Hoops boss thinks it would make sense for the Irishman to return to Aberdeen this season.

The defender spent last season on loan at Pittodrie from Celtic, as he played 39 times in all competitions.

He helped Barry Robson's side finish third in the Premiership, as they guaranteed themselves a European tour this term.

It's said that the Dons are keen to sign the 24-year-old on a permanent deal, although nothing has been agreed yet.

It seems unlikely that Scales will make the breakthrough at Celtic, especially with Brendan Rodgers being afford a huge transfer budget to shape the squad with his vision this summer.

So Lennon reckons a return up north could be the best outcome for Scales. 

He told the Press and Journal: “I’m sure Barry Robson would love to have Liam back at Pittodrie. He offers balance at the back and versatility because he can play left centre-half in a four, left centre-back in a three or left back.

“He’s still a young player and the experience he had with Aberdeen last season will have been invaluable – bad times and good times. At his age it’s really important to get valuable game time and he got that with Aberdeen and delivered with his performances.

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“It’s really about what Celtic want to do – does he go back out on loan to Aberdeen or somewhere else or does he fight for his place at Celtic?

“There’s massive competition at Celtic with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt the first-choice pairing and there is every chance Brendan Rodgers will make signings in the defensive area.

“So as a young player, you want to be playing. I think it’s important he gets regular football. It makes sense to me for Liam to go back to Aberdeen. He knows the set-up and he played well under Barry Robson.”

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The Australian was recently appointed as the permanent successor to the Italian at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Conte proved to be a divisive figure during his time in North London, with his time in charge never really taking off the ground.