Newcastle to sign former Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick on a free transfer, deal set to be completed this weekend

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Newcastle to sign former Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick on a free transfer, deal set to be completed this weekend

Jeff Hendrick is set to sign for Newcastle United on a free transfer, talkSPORT sources understand.

The 28-year-old left Burnley after his contract at Turf Moor expired on June 30 – he did not extend to see out the season.

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Hendrick is experienced in the Premier League

As a result, he became a free agent and attracted interest from a number of clubs.

talkSPORT understands that St James’ Park will be his destination, with a deal set to be finalised by the end of this weekend.

The Republic of Ireland international made over 120 Premier League appearances for Burnley following a 2016 move from Derby.

He scored nine goals in that time, and helped solidify the club in England’s top division.

Steve Bruce is preparing for the new season

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Steve Bruce is preparing for the new season

Tony Cascarino has praised the job Steve Bruce is doing at Newcastle

Hendrick also has 54 caps for his country.

He will no doubt be seen by Steve Bruce as someone to add depth and experience to his team.

His versatility playing both centrally or out on the right will be an added bonus for the Magpies.

Hendrick posted a statement following his departure from Burnley which read: “Four years done at Burnley. I’ve said my goodbyes to the players and staff already but just a thank you to the fans.

Hendrick has represented his country 54 times

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Hendrick has represented his country 54 times

“It’s been a good few years with some memorable results. Finishing 7th with a little club like Burnley as they say was something else.

“The crowd noise don’t go unnoticed and it really helps push the lads on so keep it up.

“You have a great group of lads representing your club so keep being their 12th man and help them in the last few games and next year.

“I can’t speak highly enough of the lads there, they deserve nothing but praise for their efforts week in week out. Cheers. Goodbye and thanks again.”





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