Belgian outfit Oostende are reportedly ready to try and make a quick profit on defender Jack Hendry, who has recently been linked with a move to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

According to 90min, the Jupiler League side will be snapping Hendry up permanently at the end of the season for a fee of £2 million, which was the clause agreed with Celtic ahead of his loan move.

But rather than retain Hendry, they will seek to try and turn an instant profit on the 25-year-old, even though he’s had a very good season.

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It’s claimed Oostende believe they can get around £10 million for Hendry, and that they are aware of interest from Wolves – whose interest was first reported by 90min in January – and also West Ham United.

Leicester City, Crystal Palace, Newcastle United have also apparently sent scouts to Belgium in recent weeks.

 

Hendry would need to agree to the move before Oostende can pay Celtic the £2 million, before things could potentially get interesting for Wolves.

It’s been reported recently by Tim Spiers that the club will dip into the transfer market for a new centre-half this summer.

Wolves should aim higher

Hendry has certainly turned his career round at Oostende.

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But whether he could do a job in the Premier League is questionable.

The English top-flight would be a big step up and any move would be a risk.

Realistically, Wolves should be looking to get someone in who from a top five league in Europe who can come in and become a new dominant force at the back for Nuno.

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