Dundee FC ‘due Wigan hefty fee’ after Celtic sign defender Jack Hendry

Celtic's new signing Jack Hendry

Dundee are due Wigan Athletic a hefty sum for the “club record fee” paid by Celtic for defender Jack Hendry, according to reports.

The 22-year-old defender, who joined the Dark Blues from the Latics last summer, completed a move to Parkhead late on deadline day.

According to the Wigan Post, The Dee are now due the English League One side 30% to 40% of the undisclosed fee, which is believed to be around £1.5m.

Hendry joined Dundee for free after being released from his contract despite having a year left to run on his deal.

However, Wigan demanded a sell-on clause and therefore will pick up a six-figure sum.

Their chairman David Sharpe previously said the club would never let a player go without a clause.

He said: “We will never sell a player without a sell-on. I just really believe in the idea of sell-ons.

“Even if a player fails here, you just never know what they may go on to do in the future.”

Hendry has been an almost-ever present feature for the Dark Blues playing 30 games in a seven month stint.

The highly-rated player penned a four-and-a-half deal with Brendan Rodgers’ side.