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Hendrick join Burnley for club record signing

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Burnley broke their transfer record for the second time in two weeks on Wednesday when they announced the signing of Irish midfielder Jeff Hendrick from second-tier Derby County.

The fee involved was undisclosed, but British media reports said Burnley had paid around 10 million pounds ($13.1 million, 11.8 million euros) for the 24-year-old, who has signed a three-year contract.

It eclipses the reported figure of 8.5 million pounds Burnley paid Anderlecht for Belgium midfielder Steven Defour a fortnight ago.

“The Premier League was a big draw for me and it’s where I aspire to be after the summer I’ve had,” said Hendrick, who was a member of Ireland’s Euro 2016 squad. Naijabet

“Burnley did so well last year, going unbeaten for five months, and how much they wanted me this summer was a real positive for me.”

Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “After a protracted deal, we have got a main target of ours and we welcome Jeff to the club and hope he does well.

“He is someone who can add to our strength in midfield and he’s a player who is still learning and still developing and is someone who we think we can work for us now and in the future.”

Burnley, promoted from the Championship last season, are 13th in the Premier League table after three games.

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