Belgian side KV Oostende have opened talks with Celtic defender Jack Hendry over a permanent deal.
That’s according to a report from the Daily Record, who claimed that Oostende are looking to activate their clause of landing Hendry on a full-time basis.
Celtic’s minimal Hendry profit
The report claims that the agreement needs to be finalised over the coming weeks, so Oostende have opened negotiations with the 25-year-old as a result.
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Despite the reports regarding a permanent move to Belgium, Hendry is actually thought to be keen on a move to England this summer.
Should they land Hendry, Oostende could then sell the Scotland international for £5m, resulting in an immediate £3.25m profit.
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Celtic’s only hope is that Hendry snubs a permanent move to Belgium. Should that be the case, he would then return to Parkhead at the end of the current campaign with 12 months still left on his Celtic Park deal.
It seems as if Hendry, on £8,000-a-week, the same figure as Ryan Christie, is keen to move to the Premier League, but turning down Oostende could then allow Celtic receive a healthy profit, instead of the £310,000 they stand to make if he pens terms in Belgium.
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