Jeff Hendrick & Robbie Brady Wanted By the Toon
According to reports in the Chronicle, Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce is reportedly mulling over a double swoop for Burnley’s Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendricks. The Republic of Ireland Internationals are both out of contract in the summer and as things stands both will be free to leave Turf Moor on the 1st July 2020.
However, the same newspaper reports the Magpies are set to face fierce competition for the pair with Celtic and six other clubs from the Premier League and Championship also considering making offers for the Clarets midfielders.
Jeff Hendrick has made 122 appearances for the Clarets since signing from Derby County in 2016 for a deal worth more than £10m. The club are understood to be in discussion with the midfielder over a new deal, however the United boss Steve Bruce is understood to be a massive admirer of the midfielder. Bruce also signed winger Brady during his time at Hull City and reportedly believes the pair would offer cover in a number of areas next season.
The Magpies head coach remains confident the club will land four “quality” targets in the summer, with work on deals already under way. A striker and a box-to-box midfielder are top of the wish list and Newcastle are looking to Europe to build around the experienced domestic core they have retained and re-signed.