Celtic defender Jack Hendry has confirmed that KV Oostende are trying to activate their clause to make his loan move in Belgium permanent over the summer, dropping an eight-word admission over the deal.
The 25-year-old has impressed in the Jupiler Pro League this season, making 25 appearances in total.
Hendry confirms exit talks
Celtic and Oostende agreed on an option to make Hendry’s loan permanent at the end of the season, with the fee thought to be set at £1.75m.
Talking to the media, reported by the Daily Record, the Scot addressed his Celtic future.
“I still have a year left on my contract at Celtic but Oostende have first option on me.
“They are trying to activate that just now.”
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Transfer Tavern take
Celtic signed Hendry for £1.44m back in 2018 from Dundee, so it seems as if they’ll make just £310,000 profit on the defender this summer.
Reports last month suggested that Hendry is attracting Premier League interest, which could result in Oostende selling for around £5m, resulting in a £3.25m profit.
It’s not ideal news, but Celtic only have themselves to blame after agreeing to a very low option-to-buy clause.
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