Celtic are keen to bring Dundee defender Jack Hendry in this month, but his asking price is putting the Hoops off slightly.
The Bhoys appear to be keen to strengthen their defensive options during this window, despite signing Marvin Compper from RB Leipzig, after allowing Erik Sviatchenko to return to Denmark on loan.
And it appears that Hendry is one player who Celtic have their eye on. The Sunday Post reports that Dundee want £1.5 million for the 22-year-old, and that price is leaving Brendan Rodgers reluctant about making a move.
It is perhaps a surprise that Celtic are not ready to meet the demands for Hendry as the seven-figure asking price is arguably not a lot of money in today’s game, especially as the Daily Mail reported towards the end of December that the Hoops had made a £500,000 bid anyway.
The Mail suggested that Hendry has just 18 months left on his contract, so perhaps that is the factor that is putting Rodgers off the idea of increasing his bid significantly during this window.
It is perhaps a dangerous game that Celtic are playing not meeting Hendry’s asking price. The Mail named three Premier League sides who were also keen on the centre-back, and they may have little hesitation meeting Dundee’s asking price, especially now that Celtic are taking time considering their next move.