Celtic are one of the teams interested in signing Dundee defender Jack Hendry, according to reports.

The 22-year-old has been mightily impressive for Neil McCann’s side this season and is reportedly a target for a few English Premier League sides, as well at the Hoops.

Crystal Palace, Newcastle United and Southampton are all apparently keeping tabs on his progress as well, so if Celtic do want to sign him, they might face a bit of a battle to get him.

Hendry joined Dundee from Wigan Athletic in but only did so on a short-team deal, one that now only has has 18 months left to run. Whilst Dundee would not want to let the player go, they are reportedly set to have a meeting this week to decide whether or not to cash in on him now to boost their extremely limited funds.

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Back in October, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers will quick to praise the defender, dubbed “the next John Stones” after he performed well when his side faced Dundee.

He said:

The boy Hendry at the back I thought was excellent. He’s quick and strong and is a good size. Scotland need centre halves and that looks like a good kid. He’s tall, he can run and he can pass. He looks a talent.

Celtic look set to add reinforcements to their back line in January and Hendry could be one of the men they look to bring in to help them look to secure another league win, as well as make an impact in the Europa League.

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