Jeff Hendrick Linked to Manchester United, Roma & AC Milan
Manchester United are the latest heavyweight club to be linked with a surprise move for Republic of Ireland International midfielder Jeff Hendrick. The former Clarets player is currently weighing up his options after opting not to extend his four-year stay at Turf Moor and reports suggest that Manchester United are considering snapping him up.
Hendrick’s versatility has attracted interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjær, whilst the likes of Roma and AC Milan have also been linked with moves for the Dubliner, who has won 54 caps for the Republic of Ireland since making his international debut. New Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny was recently asked his opinion on the speculation linking Hendrick with a surprise move to the Italian Serie A.
Having made his name with Derby County as a central midfielder he has increasingly been used as a right-midfielder for club and country in recent years, something which Stephen Kenny has noted. But Kenny reckons Hendrick relishes playing in the centre of the park, possibly hinting at where he will be deployed going forward at international level.
Speaking about the out of contract playerthe Ireland manager said, “I’ve got an open mind about that, definitely. I think with Jeff, he has been playing wide on the right all season. He probably views himself as a central midfield player. I’m not sure what his situation is, he’s finished with Burnley. Maybe it would have been clearer in a non-Covid environment, that’s probably made it more complicated. He’s a very, very good player and I’m sure he will have plenty of options.”