Burnley signs this week on a free transfer for former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey

Burnley plans to sign former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey on a free transfer this week, with Sheffield Wednesday happy to loan Bailey Peacock-Farrell

  • Hennessey, 34, made 132 appearances in all competitions during his time at Palace
  • The 96-cap Wales international left the club this summer when his contract expired
  • Hennessey will provide cover for likely first choice Nick Pope between the sticks

Burnley will sign goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey this week on a free transfer.

The veteran 34-year-old left Crystal Palace after his contract expired, having made 132 appearances in all competitions in his eight seasons with SE25.

Hennessey also had interest from Chelsea and Aston Villa, with Thomas Tuchel and Dean Smith previously considering him for a backup option.

Burnley will sign ex-Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey this week on a free transfer

Clarets manager Sean Dyche (pictured) brought him in to cover No. 1 Nick Pope

Clarets manager Sean Dyche (pictured) brought him in to cover No. 1 Nick Pope

The 96-cap Wales international held talks with Burnley last week and the signing is expected to be confirmed on Monday.

Sheffield Wednesday has asked if he would like to loan Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Burnley.

Peacock-Farrell, 24, made eight appearances in all competitions last season, but Clarets manager Sean Dyche may think he will temporarily get more playing time and senior experience at another club.

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