OFFICIAL: Burnley FC confirm signing of shot stopper Wayne Hennessey

Burnley signed Welsh Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey following the end of his contract with Crystal Palace.

OFFICIAL: Burnley FC confirm signing of shot stopper Wayne Hennessey
OFFICIAL: Burnley FC confirm signing of shot stopper Wayne Hennessey

Burnley have added more proven pedigree to their squad as they secure the signing of record-breaking Wales international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.

Hennessey joins The Clarets as a free agent after his contract was run down by Crystal Palace and has now has agreed to a two-year deal with a further option to extend a year at Turf Moor.

Wayne Hennessey joins Premier League club Burnley FC on a two year deal

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Wayne Hennessey signs for Burnley

Hennessy, 34-year-old former Palace and Wolves keeper will be bringing in a bevy of top-flight experience under the sticks for both club and country which will be a major boost to Burnley’s goalkeeping department, currently headed by England international Nick Pope.

Hennessey has played for Wales on 96 occasions in the international level which is a record for a goalkeeper for his country and remains only six behind the overall appearance record held by defender Chris Gunter for Wales.

Hennessey, born in Bangor has also overtaken the record number of clean sheets by a Wales goalkeeper, surpassing the then record 34 kept by legendary figure Neville Southall.

Hennessey becomes the Clarets’ second summer signing this year following that of defender Nathan Collins. Hennessey went on to become first-choice keeper for the Eagles and cemented his stature at Selhurst Park, as Palace went about securing an uninterrupted eight-year run in the Premier League.

Hennessey, being a veteran goalkeeper with a seven year experience for the Eagles since joining them in 2014, brings in the experience of his 181 Premier League appearances for Palace and Wolves. The Welsh shot stopper is also a Championship title winner during the 2008/09 season early in his senior Wolves career.

“They’re exciting times and I’m excited to start working with the lads,” Hennessey spoke of his ambition at the Turf Moor.

“Popey’s a great lad but it’s competition, which is

healthy. That’s part of the goalkeeping union. There’s always competition. There’s always that one spot but we’ll be friends off the field. There’s a fantastic spirit here and hopefully we’ll do really well this season.”
Hennessey added about his healthy competition with Nick Pope for a spot.

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