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Report: Aston Villa enquire about 25-year-old deemed ‘one of the best defenders’ in his league

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Report: Aston Villa enquire about 25-year-old deemed ‘one of the best defenders’ in his league

Aston Villa are one of several Premier League clubs reported to have enquired about Celtic loanee Jack Hendry, according to 90min.

The 25-year-old centre-back is currently plying his trade at Belgian outfit KV Oostende, having made 13 appearances in the Jupiler Pro League thus far.

Although Hendry struggled somewhat at Celtic, he is playing well on the continent as part of a team with one of the best defensive records in the Belgian top flight.

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Oostende currently sit 11th in the league, having conceded just 22 goals in 18 games.

And according to 90min, Villa have made an enquiry about Hendry, as have Wolves, Brighton and Bournemouth.

 

On the continent, Werder Bremen and Freiburg in Germany’s Bundesliga, Danish side Brondby, Eredivie outfit AZ Alkmaar and Belgian rivals Genk have also reportedly enquired about him.

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Hendry may have failed to impress at Celtic but he’s currently doing very well in Belgium and a move to the Premier League would cap off an impressive rise back to the highest level.

Oostende manager Alexander Blessin told The Scottish Sun in November: “He’s a great talker in defence. He makes the people he’s playing with better.

“You can see them listening to him. He’s been a tower of experience for us. Jack’s the most important member of the team this season and he’s one of the best defenders in the league.”

With such a glowing review, he’d be a great shout for Villa, though it looks as though they have serious competition for his signature.

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