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Burnley chief executive slams agreement for youth development

Burnley's chief executive Paul Fletcher has criticised the Premier League after Football League clubs voted through the Elite Player Performance Plan. The new system means Premier League clubs recruiting young talent at Football League clubs will pay compensation based on each year the player has spent in the youth system.

Clarets chief executive Paul Fletcher told Burnley`s official website: "This is a democracy and we have to go along with it, even though the Premier League is putting a gun to our heads.

"I want these young players to be viewed by Burnley supporters for two or three years once we have developed them, not be cherry-picked by the bigger clubs who then may not even develop that player to play in their first team."

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