Jeff Hendrick has admitted he was ‘shocked’ by AC Milan’s curiosity in the course of the summer season.
The Italian giants have been shock candidates for the midfielder’s signature after he ran his contract down at Burnley.
Nevertheless, Hendrick opted to signal for Newcastle on a four-year deal as an alternative.
Requested how severe AC Milan’s curiosity was, Hendrick advised talkSPORT: “There was stable curiosity from AC Milan. That was likelier at one level.
“I couldn’t imagine it after I was advised that it is perhaps on the playing cards. The curiosity was there. I used to be shocked slightly bit by that.
“It’s good to have a membership like that concerned about you.
“Likewise, having a membership like Newcastle concerned about me gave me the identical feeling. I’m delighted by that, too.”
Hendrick scored and assisted a purpose every in Newcastle’s opening day 2-Zero win over West Ham.
He has been an everyday in Steve Bruce’s midfield thus far, and up subsequent is a match towards his former membership Burnley on Saturday.
Hendrick refused to play in Burnley’s remaining 9 matches of the 2019/20 season following the Premier League restart amid the coronavirus pandemic.
On his Burnley departure, the 28-year-old stated: “The world went loopy, it was lockdown.
“Beneath the circumstances I wasn’t proper and I wasn’t capable of end the season. In order that was slightly bit disappointing, the way in which I needed to say goodbye to the lads and workers.
“However I’ve saved in contact over a couple of texts. It’s all good, everybody wished me the most effective and I want all of them the most effective – simply not for tomorrow.”