TEAMtalk has an exclusive report claiming that Newcastle are considering making moves for Burnley duo Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick this summer.
As things stand, both players will be out of contract this summer, though Burnley has an option to extend Brady’s contract for another season.
Burnley are currently in contract talks with Jeff Hendrick, who they signed from Derby in 2016. There is said to be several clubs, including Newcastle, interested in the midfielder if he doesn’t resign with the Clarets.
Both players turned 28-years-old this past January and are current Republic of Ireland internationals. So they could join international teammate Ciaran Clark on Tyneside if this report is accurate.
Brady and Hendrick– playing for the Republic of Ireland
Steve Bruce brought Robbie Brady to Hull City permanently in 2013, after spending a few seasons on loan. Brady joined Burnley in the summer of 2017 but suffered a severe knee injury in December of that year.
Since then, the Irishman has only started 11 games in the Premier League. Jeff Hendrick, however, has been a staple in the Burnley team since he joined and has made 22 starts in the league this season.
The report claims Bruce covets the duo for their versatility and experience. If brought in, they would provide cover in multiple areas.
Earlier this season, Bruce spoke about exploring the free-agent market to supplement the squad. So maybe both Brady and Hendrick are two players he has in mind.
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