West Brom are interested in making a late-summer move for Oostende centre-back Jack Hendry, according to a report which emerged on Saturday.
The Lowdown: West Brom make flying start
The Baggies enjoyed a memorable win on Saturday night, beating Peterborough United 1-0 thanks to Semi Ajayi’s last-gasp strike.
The victory means Valerien Ismael’s side are second in the Championship table with four wins and a draw in their opening five matches.
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The Latest: Hendry linked with move
West Brom’s squad looks strong currently, but they are reportedly keen on strengthening it further, with The Daily Mail claiming they are interested in signing Hendry.
Oostende are thought to be willing to sell the Scotland international, having only just snapped him up from Celtic, in order to make a quick profit.
Burnley, Southampton, Sheffield United and Newcastle United are all mentioned as potential suitors, however, so the Baggies could have a battle on their hands to sign the defender.
The Verdict: Ideal late signing
Hendry could be an ideal man to come in right at the end of the transfer window. He is described as ‘quick, technically good and strong in the air‘, and would surely enhance West Brom’s chances of promotion further, having won the Belgian top flight’s player of the season crown last term.
At 6 foot 5, he is a towering presence at the heart of the defence, while seven caps for Scotland proves that he is capable of playing at a high level.
At 26, he is also at a good point in his career and could provide competition for the likes of Ajayi, Kyle Bartley and Dara O’Shea.
In other news, one player has been tipped to make a permanent move to West Brom. Find out who it is here.
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