Burnley transfer news: Wayne Hennessey joins two-year deal | Football news

Burnley signed a two-year contract with Welsh goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey following his release from Crystal Palace.

The club have an option to extend the 34-year-old contract for another year.

Hennessey, Wales’ most capped goalkeeper with 96 appearances, will rival Burnley’s England international Nick Pope.

“Popey is a big boy but it’s competition which is healthy,” Hennessey said on the club’s website.

“It’s part of the goalkeeper union. There is always competition. There is always this place, but we will be friends off the pitch.

“There is a fantastic spirit here and I hope we do very well this season.

“We’ve always known what Burnley was like. Great atmosphere. The guys are great, always tight and always played really well together and with Sean Dyche, too, we have an amazing manager.

“These are exciting times and I am delighted to start working with the guys.”

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

He is the Clarets’ second summer rookie following the arrival of defenseman Nathan Collins from Stoke for an undisclosed fee.

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