Newcastle United have signed Republic of Ireland international midfielder Jeff Hendrick on a four-year contract.
Hendrick – who won 54 caps for his country and represented them at Euro 2016 – told NUFC TV: “It’s a huge club and playing over the years, going to the stadium is one. of the best stadiums to play in, so I want to play there.
“I have played more than 100 games in the Premier League but I want to continue and continue to improve with a different team. It’s going to be different for me, the demands with the bigger stadium, the crowd, the size of the club, so I have to take that and keep pushing myself and striving to improve.
“Can’t wait to be there – can’t wait. ”
Head Coach Steve Bruce added, “Jeff has been someone I have admired for a long time. I watched him when he was at Derby and then he went to Burnley for a lot of money and couldn’t afford it so I missed him. !
“He’s an experienced international footballer who can play in any midfield, so we welcome him on board. He will be a great asset to us, on and off the pitch.
“He’s a great pro, down to earth, and at 28 it’s a wonderful time to find someone. This is the peak of his career – he’s a really fit boy who has played 122 times in the Premier League for Burnley in the past four years, and I’m sure he will be a great addition to the squad. ”
Jeff Hendrick’s first interview as a Newcastle United player will soon be available for free on NUFC TV