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Leeds United are eyeing up Jack Hendry as they seek to strengthen their defence, 90 Mins report

Hendry is set to leave Celtic and join Oostende on a permanent deal this summer, as a pre-agreed term in his loan.

However, Leeds still feel that there is a chance that they could land the centre-back, which would enable the Belgian side to make a quick profit.

It is felt that a fee of around £10 million would land the 26-year-old, who is set to join Oostende for just a £2 million fee.

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That would represent good business for the Belgian side, but Leeds apparently still feel that Hendry offers good value for money.

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The Scot struggled to make much of an impression when at Celtic, but since his loan spell he has been one of the standout players in Belgium.

Leeds clearly have scouts in that area of the world, as they have already been linked with Club Brugge’s Noa Lang.

And it appears Hendry is the latest player to emerge on their radar.

Hendry has made big strides this year, and Celtic great Davie Provan picked up on his transformation.

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“I saw footage of Celtic’s Jack Hendry playing on loan at KV Oostende recently. Where he was lightweight when signing for Brendan Rodgers, he’s added half a stone of muscle to look like a proper centre-back,” he said to the Scottish Sun.

That added physicality may well appeal to Leeds, who are aiming to add depth to their squad.

Leeds are already well stocked in central defence, with Robin Koch, Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente all proving to be good options.

But with Gaetano Berardi set to depart, Hendry looks like he could come in and perform a back-up role at Elland Road, if he was to sign. 

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