Man United are plotting a shock move to sign Jeff Hendrick following his Burnley exit, Football Insider understands.
The 28-year-old is available on a free transfer after rejecting a contract extension from Sean Dyche’s side to leave at the end of June.
A United source has told Football Insider that the club are monitoring Hendrick’s situation and may make a move to win the Europe-wide race for his signature.
The Republic of Ireland international also has strong interest from AC Milan and Inter Milan as well as Newcastle United.
It would certainly count as a major shock if United were to sign a player who has spent the last four years at Burnley and the previous five at Derby County.
Two major factors in Hendrick’s favour are he is available on a free and he can slot into multiple positions.
At Burnley, he has often been paired with either Phil Bardsley or Matt Lowton down the right flank, providing them cover and a defensive ally, as well as a key attacking outlet for the team.
Hendrick can play anywhere in midfield, in wide attacking roles as well as at full-back.
Dyche was keen to keep the 54-times international at Turf Moor, but an agreement could not be reached.
Hendrick has made 22 Premier League starts among 27 appearances in all competitions this season, scoring three times and providing two assists.
Since joining Burnley from Derby in 2016, the 54-times international has played 139 times for the club and been a mainstay of a team that has consistently punched above its weight in the Premier League.
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