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Nottingham Forest close in on Burnley swoop as transfer confirmation looms

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Burnley goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is closing in on a move to Premier League side Nottingham Forest

Forest are preparing for their Premier League return, which kicks off on August’s first weekend when they face Newcastle United.

Dean Henderson has been added to their ranks as first choice goalkeeper, yet Steve Cooper has set his sights on Hennessey as his back-up.

As per a report from Alex Crook at talkSPORT last night, a deal is close for the goalkeeper to leave Burnley and join Forest.

It’s Football League World’s understanding that an announcement will come at some point today, after media duties were completed last night.

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Burnley play their home games at Turf Moor

Hennessey featured twice in the Premier League last season, having played understudy to Nick Pope during Burnley’s relegation campaign.

In total, the 35-year-old made three appearances for the Clarets during his year stay at the club.

He will be the second goalkeeper to depart Turf Moor this summer, following Pope’s move to Newcastle United.

That will leave Vincent Kompany with Bailey Peacock-Farrell and Will Norris as his goalkeeping options, heightening the likelihood of a goalkeeper arriving at Burnley before the summer ends.

The Verdict 

This looks like it’s going to be a deal that suits everyone involved.

Hennessey is getting the chance to be a Premier League player again – even though it’s only as a back up, whilst Burnley are freeing up space in Kompany’s squad for another arrival.

Forest, meanwhile, get their hands on some experience to help out Henderson.

Again, it’s another transfer that’s wrapped up before the season starts, which is an added bonus.

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Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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