Celtic are powerless to stop Jack Hendry engineering a summer move to the Premier League, Football Insider understands.

The centre-back has rejuvenated his career during an impressive spell on loan at Belgian club KV Oostende this season.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Oostende are planning to activate the option to convert Hendry’s loan into a permanent move.

The cost is said to be £1.75m to the fourth-placed Belgian outfit, but they are lining up a big profit for the defender this summer.

Hendry has attracted interest from Premier League clubs and is keen to make a permanent move to England.

It has been suggested that the Scotland international, 25, would cost around the £10m mark.

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But Football Insider has been told his fee is likely to be around half that sum, although it would still mean a bumper profit for Oostende.

There would be eyebrows raised among Celtic fans at barely making any money on a player signed from Dundee for a club-record £1.5m including add-ons in January 2018.

However, the three-times international had been frozen out at Parkhead by former boss Neil Lennon.

He joined Melbourne on loan in January of last year before then agreeing a second overseas loan.

Hendry has made a big impact at Oostende, with 22 league starts among his 23 appearances this season.

At Celtic, he has played only 27 times.

In other news, it can be revealed how Lennon went out of his way to help Villa beat Celtic to big-money signing.