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CELTIC STAR’S TRANSFER DILEMMA

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JACK HENDRY admits he does NOT know if he’ll be at Celtic next season.

The 26-year-old centre-back has spent the entire campaign on loan at KV Oostende and impressed to such an extent that Steve Clarke has brought him back intis Scotland international plans.

The Belgians have expressed an interest in making the switch permanent for the £1.75million-rated defender.

However, it is not clear if they have an option or an agreement to buy the former Dundee player in the contract that was signed last year.

Hendry, who was bought by Brendan Rodgers for £1.2million in January 2018, still has 12 months on his terms at the Parkhead club, but revealed: “I don’t know where I’ll be next season – what will be, will be.

“Obviously, I’m concentrating on being with Scotland and letting those things happen with my representatives and the clubs.

ON THE BALL…Jack Hendry in a rare Celtic first-team appearance.

“I’ve been in the situation before where I’ve been linked with clubs, so I’m not concentrating on that at all.”

Hendry has recovered from a shoulder injury sustained in the final weeks of the term in which the Belgians finished fifth and missed out on European qualification in the play-offs.

The classy back-four operator is preparing for next month’s Euro Finals and, speaking to BBC Sport, added: “I’m feeling really fresh and raring to go.

“I am in a really good place. This is a chance for me to make a statement.

“We’re a confident group and we’ve got extremely talented players, so we are definitely not going there to make up the numbers. We’re ambitious and we’ll see how far that takes us.”

The Scots kick off their first appearance in the finals of a major tournament with a Group D match with the Czech Republic on June 14 at Hampden which will be followed by a trip to Wembley four days later to take on England. Clarke’s men complete the section with another tie in Glasgow against Croatia on the 22nd.

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