It looks like Jack Hendry definitely won’t be heading to Newcastle United on transfer deadline day.

The Northern Echo reported earlier today that the Magpies had enquired about the defender. However, Oostende’s desire to sell Hendry permanently looked set to scupper any move.

Now it looks like the 26-year-old is heading elsewhere.

According to the Daily Mail, Hendry is in talks with Club Brugge about a £10million move to the Belgian champions.

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That’s a lot more than the fee that was initially reported, with claims Newcastle could sign him for just £4million.

Instead it looks like Hendry is going to join Club Brugge, where he’ll get the chance to play Champions League football.

 

Newcastle missing out on Jack Hendry isn’t the end of the world

Newcastle desperately need a centre-back. They’ve been incredibly poor at the back so far this season, conceding eight goals and three penalties in the Premier League so far.

Steve Bruce has wanted a centre-back all summer, and Hendry initially looked like he could be a bargain addition.

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However, £10million would have been an expensive deal for the club.

Hendry is decent, but no better than what we’ve got. He struggled to make an impact at Celtic, while he was far from impressive at Euro 2020 for Scotland.

Yes, Newcastle do desperately need a centre-back. But Hendry for £10million could have ended up being a bad bit of business. And with money tight, it could have been a real waste.

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