Newcastle are closing in on a deal to sign free agent Jeff Hendrick

Newcastle are closing in on a deal to sign free agent Jeff Hendrick after the midfielder left Burnley with manager Steve Bruce hoping to add home grown talent to his squad

  • Newcastle are nearing an agreement to sign former Burnley star Jeff Hendrick  
  • The Republic of Ireland international left Turf Moor after his contract expired  
  • Magpies boss Steve Bruce is hoping to bring in British stars for next season
  • Aston Villa are also an interested party in the race to sign the midfielder 

Newcastle United are close to agreement with former Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick.

The Republic of Ireland international is a free agent and had attracted interest from AC Milan earlier in the year.

Manager Steve Bruce is keen to bolster his squad with British signings and sees Hendrick as a valuable addition with his vast Premier League experience and versatility.

Newcastle are nearing a deal to sign Jeff Hendrick on a free transfer after he left Burnley

The 28-year old Hendrick also has interest from Aston Villa.

Bruce has also shown interest in the likes of Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson and Liverpool’s £20m-rated winger Harry Wilson. Wigan’s Antonee Robinson who is set for Sheffield United was also discussed but a limited budget for fees and wages will restrict Bruce’s ambitions.

Newcastle goalkeeper Freddie Woodman is discussing a contract extension at the club. The 23-year-old is likely to rejoin Swansea City on another season loan once his contract is agreed.

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