Celtic defender Jack Hendry could be heading out on another loan this summer with The Daily Record reporting that Belgian top-flight club KV Oostende are keen on his services.
Hendry headed off to Australia in January to join Melbourne City for the remainder of the 2019/20 season but suffered a serious knee injury that required surgery on just his second appearance the club.
Now back in Glasgow taking part in pre-season training with Celtic, it seems that another temporary move away from the club is on the cards.
The Daily Record report that Oostende have already expressed an interest in signing the Scotland cap ahead of the new season, although the player himself hasn’t given up on forcing his way into Neil Lennon’s first-team plans.
Hendry signed a four-year deal with the club back in January 2018 when Brendan Rodgers was still in charge but it’s fair to say he hasn’t really impressed or looked like cementing a place as a regular in a championship chasing team.
In fact, he’s played just 11 minutes of senior match action since October 2018, coming off the bench against Partick Thistle in the League Cup last September.
Neil Lennon simply hasn’t looked all that interested in giving him further opportunities.
With two years remaining on his contract, he really has no place in a defensive set-up that includes Christopher Jullien and Kristoffer Ajer, even if Jozo Simunovic has moved on.
We can and must do better in the position and if a club is willing to take the 22-year-old off our hands for the upcoming season then it’d be a good bit of business.