Newcastle have been watching Dundee center-back Jack Hendry this season, and we reported last month that Newcastle could go after the 22-year-old in January.
He seems to be available for just £1.5M as reported in the Scottish Sun and Dundee are struggling financially and certainly need the money.
But the news today is that Celtic are the favorites to sign the defender who was born in Glasgow.
Jack Hendry – 22-year-old Dundee center-back
And Hendry has been compared to Manchester City center-back John Stones because of his similar playing style to the English International.
It would be a case of Rafa picking up a good deal for a talented youngster, and he would be one for the future at Newcastle.
The advantage Newcastle could have over Celtic is we can offer a higher fee to Dundee and better terms to the youngster if he would make the switch to the Premier League.
Both Southampton and Crystal Palace are also said to be monitoring the player, but he may be keen to sign on for his hometown team – Glasgow Celtic.
Hendry has been looking very good this season since signing for Dundee last summer on a two year deal from Wigan.
Hendry has played 27 times for Dundee this season with 3 goals, and he could be a reasonable buy in January – given Newcastle will probably have very little to spend.
If Rafa is serious about the player, it also means he thinks he’s good enough to make the big step up to the Premier League.
What do you think?