English Premier League side Burnley has completed the signing of 34-year-old former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey after he left Palace as a free agent. The Wales international spent seven years at Selhurst Park before leaving as a free agent.
Burnley Signs Wayne Hennessey from Crystal Palace
Hennessey is Burnley’s second close-season signing, with defender Nathan Collins who joined the club from Championship side Stoke City. The Wales goalkeeper speaking about his signing said: “They’re exciting times, and I’m excited to start working with the lads.”
Hennessey, who has played 96 times for his country but was back-up to Danny Ward at Euro 2020, is looking forward to challenging Clarets first choice keeper Nick Pope for a first-team place. And speaking about, he said: “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.”