Burnley sign free agent Wayne Hennessey on a two-year deal

Burnley complete second signing of the summer as Wayne Hennessey arrives on a two-year deal following Wales international’s release from Crystal Palace

  • Burnley have completed the signing of Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey 
  • The former Crystal Palace stopper moves to Turf Moor on a two-year deal 
  • Hennessey, 34, spent seven years at Palace before his release this summer
  • The Welshman is Burnley’s second senior signing of this transfer window 

Burnley have signed Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey on a two-year deal following his release by Crystal Palace.

Hennessey, 34, who departed Selhurst Park earlier this month, was back-up for Wales number one Danny Ward at Euro 2020.

Burnley said on their official website: ‘The Clarets have added more proven Premier League pedigree to their squad with the capture of record-breaking Wales international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

Burnley have completed their second signing of the summer in Wales’ Wayne Hennessey

‘Hennessey joins Burnley as a free agent following his departure from top-flight rivals Crystal Palace and has agreed a two-year deal – with a further year’s option – at Turf Moor.’

Former Wolves goalkeeper Hennessey, Wales’ most-capped goalkeeper with 96 appearances, will provide competition for Burnley’s England international Nick Pope.

Hennessey, on the bench for all four of Wales’ Euro 2020 matches, has made a total of 181 Premier League appearances for Wolves and Palace and has also had loan spells at Stockport and Yeovil.

He is the Clarets’ second senior summer signing after the arrival of defender Nathan Collins from Stoke for an undisclosed fee.

The former Wolves stopper joins on a two-year deal after being released by Crystal Palace

The 34-year-old expressed his excitement at working under Sean Dyche this coming season

The Welshman expressed his excitement at joining up with his new club, who have a proud history of developing British goalkeepers over the years.

‘There have been so many goalkeepers – British goalkeepers as well – down the line,’ he told the club’s official website. ‘All superb goalkeepers, so for me to come and be one of them is fantastic.

‘Popey’s a great lad but it’s competition, which is healthy. That’s part of the goalkeeping union. There’s always competition. There’s always that one spot but we’ll be friends off the field.

‘There’s a fantastic spirit here and hopefully we’ll do really well this season.’

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