McLeish verdict on Hendry moving the Premier League
Alex McLeish pushed Celtic outcast Jack Hendry to make a name for himself by moving to the Premier League.
The former boss of Scotland, speaking exclusively to Football initiate, insisted that the defender still has plenty of room to develop and become a first-class center-back.
As revealed by Football initiate, KV Oostende set to trigger their optional £ 1.75million buyout clause after the 25-year-old’s impressive loan performance.
It is understood that his form has caught the attention of Premier League sides and the Belgian side could cash in this summer for around £ 5million.
Hendry was frozen at Celtic by Neil Lennon after just 27 games for the Bhoys.
His last appearance at the Hoops was in a Coupe de la Ligue match in September 2019.
He has since been loaned to Melbourne and Ostend.
McLeish, who gave McLeish his international debut for Scotland, has suggested the center-back has corrected his mistakes and could become a good player in England.
“He’s definitely an athletic guy. Tall, fast, bossy, “ McLeish said Football insiders Russell’s Edge.
“It was about sifting through the errors. Now he is highly rated and English clubs apparently have an eye on him.
“Looks like it was yesterday when I got it. I thought he was only 20, 21 – what are we talking about, three years ago?
“Are you coming to the top? I don’t even think it’s there yet. I think he’s where a good kid should be.
“A rise in the Premier League would obviously be an important step for him. The confidence he must have had in Belgium would greatly improve his mentality.