Burnley complete second signing of the summer as Wayne Hennessey has a two-year deal following Wales international’s release from Crystal Palace
- Burnley has finalized the signing of Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
- The former Crystal Palace stopper moves to Turf Moor on a two-year contract
- Hennessey, 34, spent seven years at Palace before being released this summer
- The Welshman is Burnley’s second senior signing of this transfer window
Burnley has signed Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey to a two-year deal following his release from Crystal Palace.
Hennessey, 34, who left Selhurst Park earlier this month, was backup to 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 roster with the inclusion of record-breaking international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey from Wales.
Burnley have completed their second purchase of the summer in Wales’ Wayne Hennessey
Hennessey joins Burnley as a free agent following his departure from top rivals Crystal Palace and has agreed a two-year deal – with an option for a further year – at Turf Moor.
Former Wolves goalkeeper Hennessey, Wales’ most awarded goalkeeper with 96 appearances, will compete against Burnley’s England international Nick Pope.
Hennessey, who has been on the bench in all four of Wales’ Euro 2020 games, has played a total of 181 Premier League appearances for Wolves and Palace and has also been loaned out to Stockport and Yeovil.
He is the Clarets’ second summer signing after the arrival of defender Nathan Collins from Stoke for an undisclosed fee.
The former Wolves stopper joins a two-year deal after being released from Crystal Palace
The 34-year-old expressed excitement about working under Sean Dyche next season
The Welshman expressed excitement at joining his new club, which has a proud history of developing British goalkeepers over the years.
“There have been so many goalkeepers – including British goalkeepers – along the line,” he told the club. official website. “All great goalkeepers, so for me to be one of them is fantastic.
“Popey is a great kid, but it’s competition and that’s healthy. That is part of the goalkeepers’ association. There is always competition. There’s always that one place, but we’ll be friends off the field.
“It’s fantastic here and hopefully we’ll do very well this season.”