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Hennessey joins Burnley after leaving Palace

20 Jul 2021
Wayne Hennessey

Wales international joins Clarets on free transfer, signing a two-year deal

Burnley have completed the signing of goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey on a free transfer.

The 34-year-old has agreed a two-year deal with the option of a one-year extension, having left Crystal Palace when his contract expired at the end of last season.

“We’ve always known what Burnley are like," Hennessey told the club's official website. "[It's] a great atmosphere. The lads are superb, always tight and have always played really well together, and with Sean Dyche as well [they] have an amazing manager. 

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

Hennessey, who has been capped 96 times by Wales, has made 181 Premier League appearances for Wolverhampton Wanderers and Palace, keeping 37 clean sheets.

He is Burnley's second senior summer signing after defender Nathan Collins.

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Hennessey will hope to be involved when Burnley kick off their 2021/22 campaign at home to Brighton & Hove Albion on 14 August.

See: Summer 2021 Latest Transfers and news

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