Dundee braced for Celtic’s bid for Hendry

Jack Hendry

Dundee are braced for a bid for Jack Hendry and have reportedly slapped a seven-figure asking price on the highly-rated centre-back.

At the start of the transfer window, Celtic were reported to have made an offer in the region of £500,000 for the defender although the Tele understands no bid has yet been received by the Dark Blues.

And to head off any attempts at a cut-price deal, word from the west is the Dens Park club have quoted potential suitors £1.5 million for his services.

Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers hasn’t hidden his admiration of Hendry’s talents this season and is on the lookout for a new centre-back after the departure of Erik Sviatchenko.

The Dane has rejoined former side FC Midtjylland this week, leaving a gap in the Celtic backline.

That’s led to speculation of an £800,000 bid from the Celts, though that’s unlikely to convince Neil McCann to let his star defender move on.

And the champions may not be the only side eyeing up a move for Hendry with Rangers rumoured to be interested, while English Premier League sides Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Southampton have all been linked with the defender.