Jeff Hendrick will join Hull City on Tuesday in a move worth a report £10 million according to ESPN. The Republic of Ireland international is expected to have a medical on Tuesday ahead of the deal being finalised. Hendrick, 24 has spent the last 8 years at Derby County, having joined them from St Kevin’s Boys in Dublin.
Hendrick signed his professional contract with the Rams in 2010 and began to feature prominently the following year. In the last number of season he has become a crucial player in the Rams first team and this form led to senior international call up from Giovanni Trappatoni in 2013. He featured for Martin O’Neill’s squad after Trappatoni stepped down and was a stand-out performer at Euro 2016 in France as he started all four of Ireland’s games. In particular his performance against Sweden in the opening game was one of the best in an Irish shirt.
Hendrick, boosted his potential with them performances and after the Euro’s some Premier League clubs were linked with a move for him. Burnley were monitoring him before, with Sean Dyche said to be impressed with him. However, the Clarets were unable to convince Hendrick and he is now set to join fellow Irish men David Meyler and Brian Lenihan in the Hull City dressing room.
Hull are in bad need of reinforcements, with only 14 senior players at their disposal but they have started the season in fine form given the circumstances. The Tigers picked up maximum points from their first two games and were only denied a point by Manchester United last weekend by a Marcus Rashford injury time strike.