Rangers are ‘in the mix’ for KV Oostende defender Jack Hendry, who has a release clause of less than £5m, according to 90min.com.
Hendry has played for a number of clubs in Scotland and England including Partick Thistle and Wigan Athletic and spent three years at Celtic after joining the Hoops from Dundee in 2018.
His time at Parkhead officially came to an end earlier this summer, when he joined Belgian top-flight outfit KVO for less than £2m following a successful loan spell.
The 26-year-old has played every minute of KVO’s first four 2021/22 league fixtures and has worn the captain’s armband.
However, a 90min.com report suggests that Fashion Sakala’s former club would cash in on Hendry if a strong offer was tabled.
Rangers, Brighton, Southampton, Sheffield United and Torino have all been credited with interest and it’s asserted that his release clause is under £5m.
Rangers linked with former Celtic player
Rangers were linked with a move for former Ibrox defender David Bates earlier this month [Glasgow Live] but this is an even more left-field suggestion.
It seems highly unlikely that KVO would give Hendry the captain’s armband if they were looking to cash in on him before the end of the window and it’s similarly unlikely that the player himself would be keen on a move to Ibrox just months after leaving Celtic.
Besides, there’s no urgent need for Rangers to strengthen at the back and Hendry wouldn’t improve on the options already at Steven Gerrard’s disposal.
This one is a non-starter.
Meanwhile, a first-team player has surprisingly been omitted from Rangers’ Europa League squad for their clash against Alashkert.