Newcastle are considering a late move for Jack Hendry – the highly-rated centre back who was named the Belgian Pro League’s player of the season for 2020/21.
This comes from The Mail, who claim that ourselves, Southampton, Burnley and West Brom are all weighing up a cut-price deal for the 6ft 5′ defender.
Simon Jones reports that the 26-year-old could be available for just £4m, with new club Oostende considering selling for a quick profit – having paid £1.8m to turn his loan move from Celtic into a permanent one earlier this summer.
Hendry was part of Scotland’s side at EURO 2020 and has all the makings of a modern day centre back capable of stepping up to Premier League level.
Described in the piece as ‘quick, technically good and strong in the air’, he’s excelled in a back three over the past season, meaning he could fit into the current system deployed by Steve Bruce.
That said, the NUFC boss’ latest comments on potential signings suggest there isn’t any money to spend, meaning player sales or some extra cash released by Mike Ashley may be needed to make this happen.
He may fit the bill as a player, however this seems unlikely unless our ‘loan deals only’ stance suddenly changes.