As another summer transfer window closes down, all eyes now shift to the testing phases of the Leagues. The clubs, their managers and their fans now know their squad and will have their plans drawn and implemented. We take a look back at yet another interesting summer transfer window for the Premier League sides where there has certainly not been any shortage of excitement and headlines.
This record breaking summer transfer window saw the Premier League sides combining to spend more than £1 billion with more than £150m spent on deadline day itself. The Premier League clubs have attracted some big names and some interesting transfers along with the arrival of some of the biggest names in the managerial role. A transfer window that made new groundbreaking headlines through its course saw clubs splash out the money to capture the ones that they badly needed. The transfer window had another interesting fact as 13 of the Premier League clubs went on to break their own transfer record in acquiring new stars for their sides.
EssentiallySports looks at the clubs that broke their transfer records in this recently concluded summer transfer window and their record breaking signings.
Signed from: Derby County
Price: £ 10.5m
The Republic of Ireland had a decent Uefa Euro competition where they managed to earn praises for their solid display. One name that caught the eye for the Irish team during the tournament was that of Jeff Hendrick. And Burnley was quick to pounce on the midfielder.
Having played more than 200 games for Derby County, Hendrick has earned praises for his composure and technique in the midfield. And Burnley were determined to capture the Irishman breaking their club transfer record in acquiring him.
Though not known to be a constant goal-scorer, the presence of Hendrick could well add more balance and stability to the Burnley side who look to put in a strong fight to keep hold of their Premier League stats. Hendrick has made 214 appearances for Derby and has found the net 22 times for the club. Having come through their academy levels, this step up to the Premier League would be a challenge that he might be relishing upon.