Newcastle United look set to seal the free transfer of Jeff Hendrick, according to The Guardian.
Indeed, the central midfield player is currently a free agent having been released by Sean Dyche’s Burnley after failing to agree a new deal with the Clarets.
Should Hendrick start for Newcastle?
However, the Tyneside club could still face competition from the likes of Aston Villa, Manchester United and AC Milan for his signature as they have previously shown interest.
Nevertheless, the Magpies look like they could be leading the way for his signature in what may be a decent piece of business by Steve Bruce.
Hendrick has a lot of experience in the Premier League under his belt, having played in a total of 122 games across the last four seasons, scoring nine goals and making a further five assists, as per Transfermarkt.
The £8.1 million-valued ace is also a full international for the Republic of Ireland, having played in a relatively impressive total of 54 matches at senior level, netting two times (via the website).
At 28 years of age, and with a vast amount of experience to his name, Hendrick could perhaps be a decent bit of business providing that the Tyneside club can get the deal over the line first.
He will provide some healthy competition in the middle of the park for the likes of Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey and Sean Longstaff as Bruce would surely encourage competition for places.
However, everything is all speculation at this point in time, but the Took look like they may eb in the front seat.
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