It wouldn’t be too unkind to say that Rouwen Hennings didn’t have the goalscoring impact at Burnley that he would have wished for. Having impressed at Karlsruher SC, at Burnley Hennings was unable to get anywhere near his previous standard.
A quick exit was no surprise and a loan to Fortuna Dusseldorf a chance to start scoring goals regularly in the Bundesliga 2. It’s not going too badly with five goals in 15 appearances, and Hennings will hope to push on in the second half of the season.
That could lead to a permanent transfer to Fortuna, and Hennings himself sounds like he’d be up for such a prospect. Speaking to German magazine Kicker, the footballer explained: “Fortuna is a club where I could imagine staying longer. But Fortuna and Burnley will have to do that, too. Then I can deal with it if the clubs agree.”
Burnley themselves have also moved on, and they’ll be hoping Fortuna can put together something resembling a reasonable transfer fee in the summer, when Hennings will have one year left on his Burnley contract.