Celtic could let Jack Hendry move to Portugal in the coming days, with the Sunday People (15/9; page 54) reporting that four clubs are interested in signing the centre-back.
Hendry has endured a torrid spell at Parkhead. The Daily Record reported that he cost the Hoops £1.5 million when he signed from Dundee during the 2018 January transfer window.
But he has struggled to win the Celtic fans over and has not managed to secure a regular spot in the team. Hendry has made just 15 league appearances for the Bhoys, including four last season. He is yet to feature for Neil Lennon’s men this term.
He may feared that his opportunity to leave Celtic this summer had passed him by with many of the transfer windows around Europe closing.
However, the Sunday People (15/9; page 54) reports that four Portuguese sides are keen on the 24-year-old, including three from the country’s top flight. They have another week to sign players.
Vitoria Guimaraes are being rivalled by Tondela and Santa Clara for his signature, with the People adds that second tier outfit Farense are also interested.
With Hendry yet to play in any competition so far this season, he would surely be better off securing a move away. Not only would that allow the defender to secure game-time, but it may also allow him to get into the shop window for January or next summer.
He appears to stand little chance of turning his fortunes around at Celtic. So perhaps he should be focused on what he needs to do to secure a permanent move away.
The Hoops will surely want to recoup as much of the seven-figure fee that they spent him on as possible. Proving himself elsewhere looks therefore, to be best for all parties.