Sheffield United transfer 'target's' future set to become clearer when his parent club Celtic appoint a new manager

The future of Jack Hendry, who has been linked with a move to Sheffield United, will become clearer when his parent club Celtic officially appoint their new manager.

Friday, 4th June 2021, 3:51 pm

Hendry was touted as a possible target for United during this summer’s transfer window, before Slavisa Jokanovic was confirmed as Chris Wilder’s successor.

The centre-half spent last season on loan at KV Oostende, whose head coach Alexander Blessin was also considered as a replacement for the 53-year-old.

However, with owner HRH Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud’s footballing advisor Jan van Winckel still an influential figure behind the scenes, United could decide to continue monitoring Hendry’s situation at Parkhead - where Ange Postecoglou appears set to take charge.

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Scotland's defender Jack Hendry in action for his country: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images

With Kristoffer Ajer telling the Norwegian media he wants to leave Glasgow after attracting admiring glances from a number of Premier League clubs, Postecoglou is likely to run the rule over Hendry before deciding whether or not the Scotland international fits into his plans.

On his part, Hendry has pledged to focus purely on representing his country at this summer’s European Championships, before meeting the former Australia chief in person.

United, who were relegated from the top-flight last season, have made an attacking midfielder their number one priority ahead of the 2021/22 campaign.

But with Phil Jagielka and Jack Rodwell among those released at the end of their contracts, a vacancy also exists within Jokanovic’s squad for a new defender as the Serb attempts to ensure United are well prepared for the rigors of a Championship season.