Report: Celtic make new seven-figure bid to land highly-rated long-term Rodgers' target
Celtic have made an increased second bid for Dundee’s Jack Hendry, according to a report.
The Daily Record are claiming that the Hoops have bid £1million for the 22-year-old, who has been on the radar of Brendan Rodgers for months.
The Bhoys had a previous bid for the player rejected, with Dundee manager Neil McCann describing the fee offered as “very low“.
That hasn’t deterred the Scottish Premiership league leaders, who seem to have made the former Wigan man their main target on transfer deadline day.
If Hendry signs he will be the fourth player to join the Hoops in January, following Marvin Compper, Lewis Morgan and new arrival from Chelsea Charly Musonda.
Football Insider verdict
The move for Hendry has to go down as expected, as Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is a well-known admirer of the centre-back. After having a first bid rejected, it was always likely that the Hoops would make a second bid towards the end of the window. It will be interesting to see the outcome if Dundee reject this bid in an attempt to get more more for the player, who has only 18 months left to run on his contract. Would the Bhoys make a third bid or move on to other targets? As he is a player that Rodgers so obviously covets, the deal should eventually get done and Hendry will make his long awaited move to the Scottish champions.
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