Transfer roundup: Hennessey joins Burnley while Grujic departs Liverpool

Burnley have signed the Wales goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey on a two-year deal after his release by Crystal Palace as Premier League clubs continued their summer business with Liverpool selling the midfielder Marko Grujic to Porto.

Hennessey, 34, who departed Selhurst Park this month, was back-up for the Wales No 1 Danny Ward at Euro 2020. Burnley said on their website: “The Clarets have added more proven Premier League pedigree to their squad with the capture of record-breaking Wales international goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.”

The former Wolves goalkeeper, Wales’s most-capped goalkeeper with 96 appearances, will provide competition for Burnley’s England international Nick Pope. Hennessey, on the bench for all four of Wales’s Euro 2020 matches, has made a total of 181 Premier League appearances for Wolves and Palace and has also had loan spells at Stockport and Yeovil.

Grujic, nel frattempo, has completed a permanent move to Porto, Liverpool have announced. The Serbia international was Jürgen Klopp’s first signing as Liverpool manager in 2016, but made only 16 appearances in all competitions during five years at Anfield.

Liverpool said on their website: “The Serbia international returns to the Portuguese club after making 39 appearances and scoring two goals during a loan spell in 2020-21.”

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