Transfer news: Wayne Hennessey completes £3m switch to Crystal Palace
Wolves keeper set for a return to the Premier League with Palace
Friday 31 January 2014
Crystal Palace have continued their busy day of business by completing a deal for Wolves goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey for £3m.
The Welsh international has been with the League One club since 2006 but looks set for a return to the Premier League despite being a regular during their fall down the divisions.
However he has been out of favour at Molineux after refusing to play at Gillingham earlier this month after Palace’s first bid, believed to be £500,000, was rejected.
Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey said: “Wayne has been with the club for a long time since coming through the Academy, and produced some excellent performances.
“With Wayne this season, it was a similar situation to other players in the past such as Joleon Lescott whereby if we received an acceptable offer from a Premier League club we were not going to stand in his way.
“It was a case of once again proving his fitness, as he did with Yeovil, and then when the bid came in, reaching agreement with Crystal Palace.
“We are fortunate to have some excellent goalkeepers here at Wolves, with Carl Ikeme and Aaron McCarey as the senior men and some more good young goalkeepers in behind.
“Everyone at Wolves would like to thank Wayne for his efforts for the club over so many years and wish him well for the future.”
Hennessey was on the contract he signed in the Premier League which had 18 months left to run but hasn’t played for the club for some time.
In all he made 166 appearances for Wolves after making his debut in the play-off final against Albion in May 2007.
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