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Jack Hendry has opened the door to a summer move away from Celtic amid reported interest from Premier League clubs Aston Villa, Burnley and Wolverhampton Wanderers, speaking to the BBC.

A never-ending series of defensive blunders and a baffling inability to defend even the most simple of set-pieces has come to epitomise a dreadful season at Parkhead.

All the while, a Hoops-owned 25-year-old is in the form of his life on loan in Belgium.

In fact, there’s an argument to be made that Celtic’s forgotten man may be their best central defender. Talk about irony.

Hendry has been so impressive during his time at KV Oostende that, according to reports, a host of clubs are keen to offer the former Dundee youngster a fresh start in England.

90Min claims Hendry has admirers at Aston Villa and Wolves, while the Daily Mail today reports Burnley, Brighton and Sheffield United are also in the picture.

And, when discussing his future at the dethroned, former kings of Scotland, Hendry refused to rule out leaving Celtic for good this time.

“I’m open to anything that comes my way. It’s vital that, wherever I choose next season, I need to play every week to continue my development,” says the 6ft 4in defender who Brendan Rodgers described as “excellent” before his £1.5 million move to Parkhead in 2018.

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“If Celtic want to keep me, that’s something they would need to make a decision on.

“It’s frustrating I was never given the opportunity to show what I could do (under Neil Lennon).

“The way I’m performing, I could have had a real good impact and it’s not been nice seeing the way the season has panned out for them.”

Hendry has shone at the heart of a back three at Oostende – something that will stand him in good stead if Wolves or Sheffield United win the race for his signature.

“Scotland have been playing with the back three and I’ve been part of the same system system here. Playing in the middle, I can show my pace, power and ability on the ball,” Hendry adds.


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