According to The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder, Newcastle United are set to rival Aston Villa in pursuit of ex-Burnley playmaker Jeff Hendrick this summer. The same source has also revealed that the representatives of the Republic of Ireland midfielder have offered him to the Magpies and the Villans after he was released by the Clarets last month.
#nufc backroom team have been told to continue recruitment drive by current regime. Representatives of Jeff Hendrick have offered player to #nufc and Aston Villa. Hendrick left Burnley in January and was wanted by AC Milan at one stage.
— Lee Ryder (@lee_ryder) August 3, 2020
Hendrick’s Solid Form At Turf Moor Last Season
The Dublin-born talent experienced a solid season at Burnley as he produced a few memorable displays as a key component of Sean Dyche’s midfield. He made 27 appearances for the Lancashire outfit last season, registering three goals and two assists across all fronts, which sheds light on his importance in the opposition half.
Hendrick did well to contribute at both ends of the field after he averaged 0.8 tackles, 0.8 interceptions, 0.6 clearances, 0.9 shots, 0.6 key passes and 0.9 dribbles per game in the Premier League last season. However, he needs to take care of the ball better based on his pass completion rate of 75.6% in league football (stats via whoscored).
The 28-year-old is also vastly experienced at the international stage, having earned 54 senior caps for the Republic of Ireland national team while scoring two goals for his country in the process. The versatile midfielder needs to find a new club this summer, so a switch to St. James’ Park could give him a chance to discover some consistency for both his club and country in the coming years.
What Will The Irish Midfield Ace Add To Steve Bruce’s Side?
Hendrick can use his quickness to make some driving runs with the ball towards the opposition penalty box. He is a hard-working midfielder who is quite aggressive in the way he operates in midfield. The Republic of Ireland international has shown over the past couple of years that he can be a decent squad player in the Premier League. However, he needs to improve his productivity in the final third if he wants to take his game to the next level.
Hendrick could prove to be a shrewd signing for the Magpies as he has what it takes to keep the likes of Jonjo Shelvey, Sean Longstaff, Matty Longstaff and Isaac Hayden on their toes at St. James’ Park next season. He will not only bolster the quality of the Newcastle first-team, but also add more variety and depth to their squad.
The Irish workhorse is primarily a box to box midfielder, but can also fill in as a holding midfielder or operate in a slightly advanced role as an attacking player. Hendrick’s versatility, coupled with his vast experience of playing in England, makes him a good target for the Tyneside giants to consider before the start of the new campaign.
- Leicester City Locked In Two-Way Transfer Battle For This Serie A Winger: Good Move For Rodgers? - September 17, 2020
- Carroll To Start, Joelinton On The Bench | 4-4-2 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Brighton - September 17, 2020
- Fabinho To Start, Keita On The Bench | 4-3-3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup Vs Chelsea - September 17, 2020
more recommended stories
Carroll To Start, Joelinton On The Bench | 4-4-2 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Brighton
Newcastle United will play hosts to.
Newcastle United Miss Out On This Talented Starlet: 3 Alternatives For Bruce To Consider Including This Serie A Ace
In a recent print edition, O.
Watkins To Start, Samatta On The Bench | 4-2-3-1 Aston Villa Predicted Lineup Vs Burton Albion
Aston Villa will clash heads with.
Joelinton To Lead The Line | 4-2-3-1 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs Blackburn Rovers
Newcastle United will take on Blackburn.
Newcastle United Striker Gathering Interest From Turkey: Should Bruce Sanction His Departure?
In a recent print edition, Turkish.
Antonio Gets 5; Rice With 4 | West Ham Players Rated From Their Defeat Against Newcastle United
West Ham United were dealt with.
Wilson Gets 8, Hendrick With 7.5 | Newcastle United Players Rated In Victory Vs West Ham United
Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United side secured.
Hutton Tips Newcastle United Speedster To Be A Great Signing For Rangers: Should Gerrard Sign Him?
According to a recent interview conducted.
Antonio To Lead The Line | 4-2-3-1 West Ham United Predicted Lineup Vs Newcastle United
West Ham United will entertain Newcastle.
Wilson To Make His Debut | 4-2-3-1 Newcastle United Predicted Lineup Vs West Ham United
Newcastle United will travel to the.