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West Brom and Sheffield United set for transfer setback as target closes in on £6m move elsewhere



Oostende defender Jack Hendry is closing in on a £6 million move to Club Brugge on the final day of the transfer window amid West Brom and Sheffield United’s interest, according to the Daily Record’s live transfer blog (31/08/21, 10:22).

It had been reported by the Daily Mail recently that West Brom and Sheffield United were amongst the sides that were interested in making a move for Hendry ahead of the transfer window closing.

That comes with Oostende set to allow Hendry to leave the club before the window closes, despite him only having completed a £1.75 million permanent move from Celtic earlier in the summer.

The latest report from Sky Sports’ Transfer Centre (31/08/21, 10:42) revealed that Brugge are in talks with Oostende over a move for Hendry.

That comes as they aim to beat the likes of West Brom, Sheffield United, Newcastle United and Burnley to his signature.

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The Daily Record’s live transfer blog (31/08/21, 10:22) have confirmed that Brugge are set to win the race for the defender and will pay a fee of around £6 million to Oostende for him.

The verdict

This is something of a blow to both West Brom and Sheffield United, but in truth, it was always going to be unlikely that they would be able to pay around £6 million for the defender considering that they have both added to their defensive options already this summer.

Hendry undoubtedly is a player that has developed a lot over the last 12 months or so with Oostende and the Belgium club will be delighted to be able to make a swift profit on him having only signed him for £1.75 million earlier this summer.

The defender would have enhanced the quality in West Brom and Sheffield United’s defence, but both sides should be able to cope without adding him or indeed another centre-back to their squad before the deadline.

A move to Brugge allows Hendry to continue his development in Belgium football and given mean that he continues to able to force his way into Scotland’s squad with his performances.

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