For Wolves, signing any player this January for an expensive fee seems far-fetched.
After spending so much last summer, it would appear the coffers are empty, but that won’t stop the rumour mill from circulating at Molineux.
According to 90min, Wolves have made an enquiry to sign colossal Celtic defender Jack Hendry this month.
The centre-back is currently on loan in Belgium at Oostende where he’s caught the eye significantly at the heart of their backline.
Celtic have made it known that they don’t see a future for the 25-year-old in Glasgow and thus, could be open to shipping him on at the nearest opportunity.
It’s thought that a number of teams are interested in Hendry, from Aston Villa, Brighton and Bournemouth to Bundesliga sides Freiburg and Werder Bremen.
No fee is mentioned but Celtic signed him for a price of just £1.5m from Dundee.
One thing instantly stands out when you look at Hendry – his almighty height of 6 foot 4. Instantly that’s comparable to their current stalwart in defence; Willy Boly.
The Frenchman stands at 6 foot 5 and is a colossal presence in defence, especially when it comes to winning aerial duels.
That being said, both players are also graceful on the ball, a talent that’s not easy to achieve when you’re so tall. Hendry and Boly can both play out from the back with relative ease, completing a high portion of their passes. The former has amassed a success rate of 86.5% this term, while Boly completes 81.5%.
Although it hasn’t worked out for Hendry at Celtic, he possesses an enormous amount of quality and if he comes to Molineux, he could help a number of the younger players out. That’s because his leadership stands tall above everything else.
Speaking about Hendry last year, his manager at Oostende Alexander Blessin said: “He’s a great talker in defence. He makes the people he’s playing with better. You can see them listening to him. He’s been a tower of experience for us.”
Blessin continued: “Jack’s the most important member of the team this season and he’s one of the best defenders in the league. He can defend, he’s fast and he’s also a useful weapon at attacks because of his height.”
Although Boly isn’t the quickest, the rest of Hendry’s qualities have huge similarities to the Wolves defender. He’d be an astute acquisition this month.