Former Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick completes switch to Newcastle United

Jeff Hendrick has completed his move to Newcastle United, signing a four-year deal at St James’ Park after leaving Burnley.
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The 28-year-old Republic of Ireland midfielder’s Clarets contract expired at the end of June, and he joins the Magpies on a free transfer.

Hendrick was a then-record signing in excess of £10m when he joined Burnley from Derby County in the summer of 2016, and he went on to score 10 goals in 139 appearances for the club, helping secure Europa League football with a seventh place finish in 2017/18.

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Hendrick told NUFC TV: "It's a massive club and playing over the years, going to the stadium, it's one of the best stadiums to play in, so I just want to get playing there.

"I've had over 100 games in the Premier League but I want to keep going and keep improving with a different team. It's going to be different for me, the demands with the bigger stadium, the crowd, how big the club is, so I've got to take that on and keep pushing myself and striving to get better.

"I'm looking forward to it - I can't wait."

Head coach Steve Bruce added: "Jeff is someone I've admired for a long time. I watched him when he was at Derby, then he went to Burnley for a lot of money and couldn't afford him, so I missed out then!

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"He's an experienced international football who can play all across the midfield so we welcome him aboard. He'll be a big asset to us, on and off the pitch.

"He's a great pro, down to earth, and at the age of 28 it's a wonderful time to get somebody. It is the peak of his career - he's a really fit boy who has played 122 times in the Premier League for Burnley over the last four years, and I'm sure he'll be a great addition to the squad."