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No Bid Has Been Made For Hennessey From West Brom.. Yet

Despite reports suggesting that a move is close to being finalised, it seems as if there is no agreement in place between Crystal Palace and West Brom over the proposed transfer of Wayne Hennessey. 

The Welsh number one has been the subject of transfer speculation over the last week or so, with his former boss Tony Pulis desperate to bring him in as a top level replacement for the injured Ben Foster, but as of yet, there has been no agreement struck between ourselves and the Baggies. 

Hennessey had signed for Palace under the assumption of quickly overtaking Julian Speroni to become the Eagles’ undisputed number one, but now, after just a handful of starts in 18 months, it’s not hard to see why the former Wolves man is keen to move on in search of regular football. 

As things stand, the stopper is all set to travel with his current teammates on their trip to Berlin ahead of this weekend’s friendly against Union, but he could easily make the switch soon after, with Pulis and his players set to return from their tour of the U.S. at roughly the same time.

With Euro 2016 selection an obvious point of concern for Hennessey, there will be a huge desire on his part to play week in week out in the Premier League next season, as he looks to cement his place in Chris Colmeman’s plans ahead of the summer, alongside fellow Palace man Joe Ledley. 

A bid could come in at any stage, but at the time of writing, it seems as if Hennessey is yet to hear any categorical news on his future; should that change, you’ll be the first to know. 

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Palace Keeper Reportedly On The Verge Of £3.5 Million WBA Move

Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey is reported to be on the verge of leaving Selhurst Park to move to West Brom according to The Guardian.

The Welsh number one signed for the Eagles in January of 2014, when the club was under the guidance of the now Baggies boss Tony Pulis and has since found first-team appearances extremely hard to come by thanks to the stranglehold Julian Speroni has over the number one shirt at Selhurst Park.

Understandably desperate to play regularly with Euro 2016 rapidly approaching, the injury to normal West Brom number one Ben Foster has forced Pulis to look elsewhere, leading to enquiries over the availability of Hennessey in the build-up to the 2015/16 Premier League season.

Although many in south London would be sad to see the 28-year-old leave, few would begrudge him the chance to move on, given the limited opportunities he has been given since signing from Wolves, with the reported fee of £3.5 million likely to be more than enough to bring in a suitable replacement in rapid fashion.

As of yet there has been no official confirmation that a move is imminent, but should there be any more news on the subject it will be reported on HLTCO as soon as possible.

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