Reported Sheffield United target, Jack Hendry, is in line to seal a permanent switch from Celtic to Oostende, says the Daily Record.

Hendry was said to be a target for the Blades before Chris Wilder departed the club last weekend. Along with Burnley, the Scot is said to be high on the list of potential targets at Bramall Lane.

AEK Athens v Celtic - UEFA Champions League Third Round Qualifying Match
Photo by MB Media/Getty Images

But Oostende are now hoping to turn his loan deal into a permanent one, with the club said to have an option to sign him as well as a fee already agreed with Celtic.

The big defender has been recalled to the Scotland squad this week after a fine season with Oostende. He has a year left on his deal with the Bhoys, meaning any fee the Belgians pay is likely to be nominal.

Not the end of the line for Sheffield United if they want Jack Hendry

While on the surface of things it might appear United have missed out on a target here, the reality is they could very well still sign Hendry.

Just a few weeks back, reported that Oostende were going to turn Hendry’s move permanent regardless, with the hope of then potentially selling him on at a profit.

That could, then, mean the likes of United and other clubs will be invited to show their hand in the summer.

However, with the Blades set to be relegated and facing an uncertain future, spending £10m on a defender who is relatively unproven seems unlikely at this moment in time.