Jack Hendry made his name in the Scottish Premiership with Dundee – now he is wanted in a seven-figure transfer to the Premier League with Southampton (DM).
The Scotland centre-back signed for Belgian side KV Oostende this summer after a successful loan spell last term. But a quickfire exit could beckon and Southampton have emerged as potential suitors. With the transfer window set to shut on Tuesday night, the time to get new signings in is limited. There are multiple EPL teams keen on Hendry.
Rated at £8 million, half of that figure could be enough to allow Southampton to discuss a move with Dundee’s former centre-back. It would highlight a sharp rise for Hendry, who after leaving Dundee for Celtic in 2017 for a club-record fee, battled through a lack of opportunities in Glasgow.
His time at Oostende last season has convinced Scotland head coach Steve Clarke to bring the former Dundee defender into international contention. He formed part of Clarke’s squad for Euro 2020 over the summer – alongside Southampton duo Che Adams and Stuart Armstrong. Hendry also won Sport Voetbal magazine’s player of the year.
Aged 26, Hendry netted Dundee a sell-on fee with his move to Oostende this summer. The Dens Park club have started life back in the Premiership with two draws and two defeats, losing 1-0 to Motherwell on Sunday.
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