Celtic loanee Jack Hendry has landed Sport Voetbal Magazine’s player of the year award for the Belgian top flight.
Hendry was loaned out to Belgian club Oostende in the summer and appears to be absolutely thriving away from Glasgow.
Hendry lauded on loan spell
Hendry made it clear that he’s incredibly proud of the achievement, hailing it as a ‘great honor’ for himself. He also said that he doesn’t know what the future holds for him, as he thanked Oostende for giving him the platform to impress (via The Scottish Sun).
Should Hendry play for Celtic next season?
He said: “I know as much about that as you do: nothing. I thank KVO for being able to show my talent. Ostend has a purchase option and they want to activate it.
“The matter now is to reach an agreement. My wish is to play at the highest level, that is clear. And that can be in any competition.”
According to Whoscored, Hendry has picked up a rating of 6.87 in the Belgian league and a total of three other Oostende players have actually picked up a better rating than him.
Celtic should fight off loan clause
Celtic should be glad that Hendry is doing well in his loan spell, not just because his previous loan spell in Australia was hampered by injuries, but because the Hoops should be looking to give him one last chance next season.
Shane Duffy’s loan stint expires in the summer and Kristoffer Ajer has been linked with a move away. Christopher Jullien is currently still injured as well. Those are warning signs for the Hoops and Hendry’s form can help them shore up the backline at least temporarily in the upcoming campaign, if they can stave off the options on his loan deal that could force a permanent exit.
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