Burnley sign Wayne Hennessey following his Crystal Palace release

Former Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey has signed for Burnley.

The experienced goalkeeper, who was released by the Eagles at the end of the 2020-21 campaign, has signed a two-year deal with an option of a further year with the Clarets.

The 34-year-old made 110 appearances for the South London club during a seven-year stay at Selhurst Park.

Hennessey will compete with former Charlton stopper Nick Pope for a starting spot at Burnley.

“Nick Pope is a great lad, but it’s competition, which is healthy,” said Pope. “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.

“We’ve always known what Burnley are like. A great atmosphere. The lads are superb, always tight and have always played really well together and with Sean Dyche, as well, have an amazing manager.

“They’re exciting times and I’m excited to start working with the lads.”



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