Burnley launch bid to sign Scottish centre-back Jack Hendry from Bruges and agree deal with Cercle Brugge for right-back Vitinho… as Vincent Kompany looks to shore up his defence after losing James Tarkowski, Nathan Collins and Ben Mee
- Burnley have made an offer to Bruges for 27-year-old centre-back Jack Hendry
- Meanwhile, Cercle Brugge right-back Vitinho is having a medical at Turf Moor
- Vincent Kompany wants to bolster his Clarets defence ahead of the new season
- Burnley have already let go of James Tarkowski, Ben Mee and Nathan Collins
- They play Huddersfield in the first Championship match of the season on Friday
Burnley have made a bid for Scotland centre-back Jack Hendry at Bruges and have agreed a deal with their neighbours Cercle Brugge for Brazilian right-back Vitinho.
Clarets boss Vincent Kompany, who saw plenty of both Bruges clubs whilst manager of Anderlecht last season, is keen to strengthen his squad after losing several players to top flight sides since Burnley’s relegation to the Championship.
Having already waved farewell to James Tarkowski, Ben Mee and Nathan Collins at centre-half, Kompany hopes to lure 27-year-old Hendry to Turf Moor after an impressive campaign with the Belgian champions.
Burnley have made an offer to Bruges for centre-back and Scotland international Jack Hendry
Cercle Brugge’s Brazilian right-back Vitinho underwent a medical at Turf Moor on Wednesday
The former Celtic defender made 38 appearances in all competitions at Bruges and captained the side during five of the first six fixtures of the Pro League season.
Hendry has secured 17 caps for Scotland and scored two international goals since making his debut in March 2018.
Meanwhile, 23-year-old Vitinho underwent a medical on Wednesday.
Vincent Kompany faces his first true test as Burnley manager against Huddersfield on Friday
The full-back is bidding to become Burnley’s seventh permanent signing of the summer. The Clarets have also managed to lure Manchester City’s Taylor Harwood-Bellis and Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen on loan.
Burnley travel to Huddersfield for the Championship curtain raiser on Friday, as they bid to make an immediate return to the Premier League this campaign.
The Lancashire club has experienced a mixed bag of results in pre-season, with wins against Rochdale and Shrewsbury sandwiching a 3-0 defeat by Wolves.
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