Burnley snap up Trippier from Man City

Championship club Burnley have made the permanent signing of Kieran Tripper from Manchester City.

Championship club Burnley have made the permanent signing of Kieran Tripper from Manchester City.

The 21-year old defender joined the Clarets on loan in July last year and was set to stay at Turf Moor for a season but has now signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the club.

"We are absolutely delighted to have Kieran on board," Burnley boss Eddie Howe told the club's official website.

"He has been a really huge part of our team, how we have played this year and how we want to go forward.

"He has just got better and better and I can't speak highly enough of him as a person and as a footballer.

"In the majority of cases, whenever we take loan players it's with a view to taking them permanently because I think that's the best way to use the loan system.

"The only debate was whether Manchester City were prepared to let him go. That was always going to be a sticking point, so we are absolutely delighted to get him."

 

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