Proposed Celtic arrival may be making a mistake with deadline day switch
As the transfer window draws to a close, Brendan Rodgers seems to be on the verge of finally signing a player he has been after for a long time.
BBC Sport’s Chris McLaughlin reported on his official Twitter account that Celtic are ‘close’ to capturing Dundee centre-back Jack Hendry, a player that Rodgers has long admired.
#Celtic close to securing Jack Hendry from Dundee. Still working on the Bain deal.
— Chris McLaughlin (@BBCchrismclaug) January 31, 2018
Rodgers will no doubt be delighted to sign the former Wigan player if the move happens. But one thing that the player will have to consider before he agrees to join the Scottish champions is that at the moment there doesn’t seem to be a place for him in the first-team.
If Hendry joins the Hoops, there would be a total of five centre-backs at the club. At the moment Brendan Rodgers has tweaked his system to three at the back, with Boyata, Simunovic and Ajer all playing in the recent win over Hearts.
But most weeks it’s two centre-backs, and the partnership of Boyata and Ajer has been highly successful.
There is also January signing Marvin Compper to consider, who hasn’t yet kicked a ball for the Bhoys after suffering an injury in training.
Hendry seems to be the definition of a squad player, who will be needed for the Hoops’ busy schedule at the start of next season, he has a long way to go to becoming a first-team regular, and his move could well be a mistake for the good of his career.
In other Celtic news, Rangers are said to be eyeing a shock swoop for the Hoops’ top target.
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