FORMER Celtic team-mates Jack Hendry and Dedryck Boyata are on course for a head-on collision.
The central defenders could be reunited at Club Brugge – which might turn out to be bad news for the Scotland international.
Boyata is on his way out of Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin and has been linked with several teams with Valencia among the early frontrunners, as CQN reported yesterday.
ON THE MOVE…Dedryck Boyata in action for Belgium.
However, Brugge have now registered an interest in the 31 times-capped Belgian star who was signed for the Hoops by Ronny Deila in a £1.5million switch from Manchester City in June 2015.
However, he quit the Parkhead side for the German club four years later after winning eight honours, including four titles, during his time in Glasgow.
However, Boyata, 31, has been stripped of the captaincy by the Berlin outfit and he will almost certainly move during this window.
Club Brugge are prepared to pay £1.7million for the cultured back-four performer – and that could hasten the exit of Hendry who was brought to the champions by Brendan Rodgers in a £1.2million deal from Dundee in January 2018.
However, the versatile defender only made 27 appearances for the club and had an ill-fated loan spell at Melbourne City before being sent out again to KV Oostende in 2020.
ON THE BALL…Jack Hendry in one of his 27 appearances for Celtic.
He made the switch permanent last summer in a cut-price £1.75million deal before a quickfire £3.5million transfer to Club Brugge.
Twenty-seven-year-old Hendry, capped 17 times, has had an inconsistent time at the club and has been linked with English second-tier Burnley, managed by Vincent Kompany who is aware of the player’s qualities after his time as boss of Anderlecht, according to local sports media HLN.
The Turf Moor outfit got no joy in an earlier approach, but are likely to follow up while Wolfsburg and Valladolid are also reported to be interested.
The proposed reunion between the two Celts in Belgium may be a short-lived one.