Sheffield United could have to pay up to £10m for Celtic defender, Jack Hendry, amid reports the Blades are keen on signing him.
Hendry is currently on loan with Oostende in Belgium where he has impressed after being cast aside by the Scottish giants.
And according to a report from 90Min, Oostende are hoping to take advantage of a clause that could see them sign Hendry for around £2m, before then selling him off for what they believe would be a fee in the region of £10m.
Brighton and Burnley are also said to be keen on Hendry along with United, who will be in the market for new additions this summer.
Oostende’s strategy could, of course, prove risky. However, given the money in the English game, the Belgian outfit will be confident of securing such a deal if they can land Hendry permanently.
Jack Hendry to Sheffield United? Not for £10m
Not that we know the ins and outs of Sheffield United’s transfer budget or what will happen this summer, but we can’t see the club spending £10m on a new central defender.
Unless we do lose someone like John Egan, that’s one position where we can probably afford to look at a cheaper option in the Championship.
Oosetende’s tactic is a bit of a cheeky one in all honest but if it’s one they can exploit, then who can blame them.
United, meanwhile, do have good connections in Belgium so it’s not outside the realms of possibility that the Blades do look into a deal for Hendry.