Jack Hendry left in limbo following Celtic negotiations

By Hamish Carton

August 28, 2019

Jack Hendry may be wondering what the future has in store for him after he was offered as part of a Celtic move for Greg Taylor.

The Daily Record reported that the Hoops were prepared to bid around £1million for the Kilmarnock defender, as well as offering Hendry on loan to the Ayrshire outfit, but that wasn’t seen to be enough.

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Celtic’s hopes of signing Taylor seemed to be at an end before the Daily Record updated us on proceedings on Wednesday – saying that Neil Lennon’s men had bid again for the left-back alongside English League One side Sunderland.

The Black Cats have until September 2nd to complete a deal for Taylor – the same day that the Scottish window shuts.

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What does the future hold for Hendry at Celtic?

It’s pretty much stating the obvious to say that Hendry doesn’t have a future at Celtic. The 24-year-old last played in Brendan Rodgers’ final match in charge back in February.

Since then, 25 competitive matches have arisen under Neil Lennon and Hendry has made the first 18 on just three occasions. Those were the first three matches of Lennon’s interim charge back in March meaning that the Scotland international has effectively been out in the wilderness for the best part of a year.

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It’s doing neither the club nor Hendry any good to stick around so hopefully an arrangement can be agreed in the coming days. Hendry isn’t an awful footballer by any means. He’s just not cut out to play for Celtic.

If Kilmarnock ends up being his destination then he could certainly go on to have a good season. If it improves our chances of signing Taylor then that’s even better.