Celtic are set to lose defender Jack Hendry this summer, with Belgian side KV Oostende planning to make his move permanent.
That’s according to an exclusive report from Football Insider, who claimed that Oostende will activate their £1.75m clause to sign Hendry long-term.
Premier League interest in Hendry
The likes of Aston Villa, Brighton, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Leicester City, Newcastle United, West Ham and Wolves have all been credited with an interest in the 25-year-old recently, with a £10m fee being touted.
However, Football Insider believe that the fee would likely be half that sum at £5m, still resulting in a nice profit for the Belgian side.
Transfer Tavern talk
The Hoops signed Hendry for £1.44m back in 2018 from Dundee. It seems as if they’ll make a £310,000 profit on the central defender, but it could have been so much more for the Parkhead club.
It appears as if a £5m move to England could materialise ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, meaning Celtic will have to watch on and miss out on a potential £3.56m profit had they shown more patience with him.
Hendry, who has made 23 Jupiler Pro League appearances this season, was still under contract at Celtic until 2022. However, due to the inclusion of the aforementioned clause, it looks as if he’ll be moving on for good over the coming months.
In other news: Former Celtic director makes bold Desmond ownership claim, find out more here.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience