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West Brom transfer: Baggies reportedly eye 26-year-old international; top-flight side set £5m asking price

West Brom boss Valerien Ismael is eyeing a move for Jack Hendry, who could be sold for a second time in the same transfer window – according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Hendry is now an Oostende player after leaving Celtic permanently. According to the Daily Mail, he signed for the Belgian club for £1.8 million.

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It comes after a superb loan in the country last season.

However, it seems that he could soon be on the move once again. The Daily Mail reports that Oostende are looking to cash in for a quick profit.

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And according to the report, the Baggies are now interested with his new side prepared to sell for £5 million.

Ismael needs to strengthen the defensive options at West Brom in transfer window

West Brom, of course, are gearing up for their return to the Championship. But Ismael should be able to call upon the two centre-backs who played the majority of last season.

Kyle Bartley and Semi Ajayi remain at the Hawthorns.

However, it is little surprise that he is looking to bolster his options further.

Branislav Ivanovic has left after an underwhelming year with the club. Lee Peltier, who is also capable of moving into the centre, has also moved on.

Hendry showed what he was capable of while out on loan. He was linked with a host of Premier League sides in the not too distant past.

So perhaps it would be a coup for West Brom if they could land the Scotland international in the coming weeks.

The Mail notes that Ismael wanted Hendry while at Barnsley. So it will be an encouraging sign if he is after him once again.

Ismael proved just how impressive he can be in the Championship when his players buy into his philosophy.

So it will be fascinating to see how he gets on with the Baggies.

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