Jeff Hendrick reveals why he chose Newcastle United over AC Milan

Jeff Hendrick says his mind was quickly made up on a move to Newcastle United – despite interest from AC Milan.

Friday, 28th August 2020, 1:30 pm
Updated Friday, 28th August 2020, 2:54 pm
Jeff Hendrick.
Jeff Hendrick.

The midfielder has joined the club as a free agent after leaving Burnley at the end of last season.

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A number of teams were interested in Hendrick, but the 26-year-old’s mind was made up once Newcastle offered him a four-year contract.

Asked why he wanted to join United, the Republic of Ireland international said: “It’s a big club, lovely stadium. I know, obviously, the fans won’t be in at the start, but a great fanbase. Growing up, Newcastle were a big team for me. Once the offer became solid, this is where I wanted to come.”

On interest from AC Milan, Hendrick told Sky Sports: “Yeah, there was interest there. It was a really nice feeling when I got told they were interested. Everyone knows that club – it’s massive.”