Last summer the former Dundee man had dropped to sixth choice at Celtic when he agreed a season long loan deal with the Belgian side that had narrowly escaped relegation last term.
It seems that a clause was inserted in the loan deal allowing Oostende to make the move permanent for a certain fee. That seems like a win-win situation for the Belgian side, if Hendry flopped they could wash their hands of him, if he excelled they only had to agree terms with the player to make the deal permanent.
It may be very, very cynical but Oostende could sign Hendry from Celtic one day and sell him the next for a healthy profit. If Hendry doesn’t fancy the offer from Oostende he returns to Celtic for the final year of his contract.
Speaking to the Daily Record the defender said:
I still have a year left on my contract at Celtic but Oostende have first option on me. They are trying to activate that just now. Those talks are on-going with my management team just now. I just need to concentrate on my football and we’ll see what happens from there.
I haven’t really thought about my future. The only thing is that wherever I am next season I know I need to be playing or having a chance of playing because that is the only way I will continue to improve and develop as a player.
Celtic signed Hendry from Dundee in January 2018 for a fee reported to be around £1.5m, since joining he has started 18 matches, the last one being away to RB Salzburg in September 2018.