Sheffield United are interested in a deal to bring Jack Hendry to Bramall Lane this summer.
That’s according to a report by 90min, who claim that the Blades, as well as a number of Premier League and Championship sides, are closely monitoring the KV Oostende defender ahead of a potential move in the upcoming transfer window.
The 26-year-old is also reportedly attracting interest from Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium, with it being thought an offer of around £10m should be enough to land the centre-back.
And, while Oostende have only just confirmed the £2m signing of the Scotland international themselves, they are believed to have told the 26-year-old that he will be sold if an acceptable bid is lodged this summer.
After joining Oostende on a season-long loan deal from Celtic last summer, Hendry wasted no time in proving it was a mistake on the part of the Parkhead side to let him go, with the defender going on to star in his debut season in the Belgian top-flight.
Over his 30 Jupiler Pro League appearances for Oostende, the £8k-per-week man helped his team keep six clean sheets, in addition to making an average of 0.6 interceptions, one tackle, 4.1 clearances and winning 4.8 duels per game.
The 26-year-old also impressed going forwards, scoring two goals and registering one assist, as well as making an average of 0.2 key passes per fixture, with these returns seeing Hendry earn a seasonal SofaScore match rating of 7.01 – ranking the centre-back as Alexander Blessin’s third-best performer in the Pro League.
As such, it would very much appear as if the man who the Oostende manager dubbed a “weapon” would be a fantastic signing for the Blades this summer, as Slavisa Jokanovic looks to put together a side capable of bouncing straight back to the Premier League next season.
However, with a considerable amount of interest in the 26-year-old, the Serbian manager should act sooner rather than later, or else risk missing out on a player who appears to have a very bright future in the game.