Burnley complete club-record deal for Derby’s Hendrick
Date published: Wednesday 31st August 2016 4:13
Burnley have confirmed the signing of midfielder Jeff Hendrick from Derby for a club-record undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £10million.
The Republic of Ireland international impressed at Euro 2016, after which the Rams received a series of offers for the 24-year-old.
Fellow Premier League new boys Hull were also interested in Hendrick but the Clarets finally got their man on Deadline Day.
Hendrick told Burnley’s official website: “The Premier League was a big draw for me and it’s where I aspire to be after the summer I’ve had.
“Burnley did so well last year going unbeaten for five months and how much they wanted me this summer was a real positive for me.
“I know there have been a number of bids and I was sitting there waiting for one to be accepted.
“I would have preferred it to happen earlier to and get to know your team-mates and coaching staff a bit more, but I am just thankful it’s done now and I can go away with Ireland knowing my future is settled.
“It’s a little weird signing for a club and not meeting everyone for more than a week, but I am really looking forward to getting back and training with the lads.”
Burnley boss Sean Dyche added: “After a protracted deal, we have got a main target of ours and we welcome Jeff to the club and hope he does well.
“He is someone who can add to our strength in midfield and he’s a player who is still learning and still developing and is someone who we think we can work for us now and in the future.