Burnley sign former Man Utd midfielder Hendrie

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Burnley Football Club have today announced the signing of former Derby County midfielder Luke Hendrie.

The 20-year-old has penned on a one-year deal, with a one year option in the club’s favour, subject to paperwork.

Hendrie, who will join the Clarets’ Development Squad, spent two years with the Rams after leaving Manchester United at the age of 18.

And the former England U16 and U17 international is delighted to have joined a club that he feels has the infrastructure of a Premier League side.

Hendrie said: “I’m happy it’s all done. It’s been a strange couple of days but I’m happy to get started and hopefully I can have a good season.

“I was here last week on the bench for Bradford City while on trial, so it was a bit surreal as nobody really knew.

“I got an early taste of the place and it’s a really nice stadium and it’s got the feel of a Premier League club.

“I was at the training ground today and the facilities are brilliant. That is improving further so it can only help my development.

“I was at Derby for two years and I feel it was a good time for me to go. This opportunity came up and it was hard to turn down. I can’t wait to get going.”

Hendrie, who is the son of former Middlesbrough and Bradford City winger John, added: “I think it will be difficult to break through with the quality here.

“I just want to keep my head down, look to improve and learn from the more experienced players.

“Hopefully it will be a good season for the football club.”