By support

22nd Jan, 2018 | 10:51am

Celtic must not break the bank to land top-flight defender

Celtic have been linked with Dundee centre-back Jack Hendry for some time now, with the Hoops reportedly bidding £500,000 for the 22-year-old, which the Scottish top-flight side turned down.
In the most recent development, Dundee manager Neil McCann claimed that there is interest in the player from the Hoops, who so far have made no announcements on the matter.
However this may well be the Dark Blues manager trying to attempt the Bhoys into starting a bidding war for the player, a move they would do well to avoid, as the player hasn’t yet showed that he is worth the £1.5million that Dundee are reportedly asking for him.
Whilst Hendry does seem like a promising player, is there any indication that he is better than Kristoffer Ajer, who at only 19-years-old is three years younger than the Dundee player and has helped the Hoops to six clean sheets in a row?
Whilst the clamour for new signings will undoubtedly continue over the next week as the transfer window draws to a close, the signing of Hendry isn’t a massive priority for the Hoops, they are far more in need of a creative midfielder.
They should offer the Dark Blues one bid for the player and if they don’t want to sell move on to other, more pressing targets.
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