Rangers-linked former Celtic player Jack Hendry moved from KV Oostende to fellow Jupiler Pro League side Club Brugge on deadline day for a reported fee of £6m.
Former Partick Thistle and Dundee defender Hendry officially left Celtic just two months ago, joining KVO in a reported £1.75m deal following a successful loan spell.
However, earlier this month, it was suggested that he could move again before the end of the window, with 90min.com reporting that Rangers were one of several sides in contention to sign him.
Other clubs credited with interest were Brighton, Southampton, Sheffield United and Torino.
It seemed far-fetched that the centre-back would be on the move again so soon after signing a three-year deal at KVO, especially as he’d been captaining the side during the opening weeks of the season.
However, a deadline day move did happen, with KVO seemingly banking a massive profit on the 26-year-old.
Welcome in Bruges, Jack Hendry! 🤩 🔵⚫️
— Club Brugge KV (@ClubBrugge) August 31, 2021
It turns out Hendry was open to a move away from KVO but as a former Celtic player, it always looked unlikely that Rangers would be his next club, particularly given the number of centre-back options Steven Gerrard currently has at his disposal.
The switch to Club Brugge is an excellent one for the Scotland international, though, as he will soon be playing Champions League football.
The Belgian champions have been drawn in Group A, with Man City, PSG and RB Leipzig completing an extremely strong-looking group.