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29th Jun 2016

Jeff Hendrick linked with shock move to European giants

Robert Redmond

If Jeff Hendrick doesn’t end up in the Premier League after his displays at Euro 2016, then the world really has gone mad.

The midfielder was excellent for the Republic of Ireland, impressing against Sweden and Italy in particular, and showing he was capable of thriving on one of the game’s biggest stages.

Hendrick has two years to run on his current deal with Derby County, who recently appointed Nigel Pearson as manager, but wasn’t always an automatic choice last season for the Championship side.

The 24-year-old’s performances has reportedly caught the eye of a number of Premier League teams, as well as Galatasaray.

Jeff Hendrick 22/6/2016

According to the London Times, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Hull City are monitoring the player following his displays in France. Galatasaray have been interested in Hendrick for a number of months, and scouted him earlier this season.

The Turkish club are reportedly only prepared to pay £2m for the Dubliner, but Hendrick’s performances for Ireland will have undoubtedly raised his transfer value.

Galatasaray are the most successful in Turkish football history, having won 20 league titles, and the UEFA Cup in 2000. However, they won’t be featuring in European football next season. The Istanbul club were suspended for a year from European competition by Uefa after being found guilty of breaching financial fair play rules.


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