The Daily Mail claim Celtic defender Jack Hendry is set to join English Championship side this summer on a season-long after being rendered ‘surplus to requirements’ at Parkhead.
Hendry, 24, joined Celtic from Dundee in January 2018 for a fee believed to be in the region of £1.5million (Mail), but has only played 25 times in all competitions for the Hoops since his move.
The Scotland international is well down the pecking order despite Celtic losing Marvin Compper, Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic this summer. Jozo Simunovic, Kris Ajer and Christopher Jullien are above him.
At Hendry’s age, he needs to be playing regularly and a move to the KCOM Stadium is likely to give him that opportunity. He has a contract at Celtic until 2022, and a loan could boost his chances of returning to Celtic.
TBR’s view – Hull loan could save Hendry’s Celtic career
Hendry is simply not showing enough to break into the Celtic side. But a loan spell at Hull could save his Celtic career, especially because Hull finished near the bottom of the Championship last season.
Hull will be looking to avoid a relegation fight again, but the Tigers may find themselves defending more than attacking come next season. It will put Hendry under the spotlight.
If he comes through the campaign with flying colours, he has every chance of breaking back into the Celtic side. But if he struggles, he should be sold by the Scottish champions.