Jack Hendry is currently with Steve Clarke’s Scotland squad in Spain as they prepare for the beginning of the Euros next month. Speaking to BBC Sport, the 26-year-old admitted that he was not sure where he would be playing his club football next season but that he was focused on making an impact with the national team ahead of their first appearance at a major tournament since 1998.
“I don’t know where I’ll be next season – what will be will be. Obviously I’m concentrating on being with Scotland and letting those things happen with my representatives and the clubs.
“I’ve been in the situation before where I’ve been linked with clubs, so I’m not concentrating on that at all.”
Oostende have first refusal on Hendry, should Celtic decide to sell the player but his performances in Belgium have seen him linked with moves to England, with Brighton, Wolves and Aston Villa mentioned as having watched the defender according to 90Min.
The ex-Dundee defender is entering the prime of his career but was never offered a chance under Lennon to prove his worth. The new manager, likely Ange Postecoglou, may fancy Hendry and give the player the belief to come back into the fold at Celtic and finally live up to his potential.
Oostende have offered Hendry the opportunity to get playing again, allowing him to prove himself to Celtic or potential suitors. Celtic need to make another decision on Hendry and it is likely that he will start the pre-season under new management before a decision is made on him. They will be watching him in the Euros and may decide to cash in on him or reintegrate him to the first team picture.