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DONE DEAL: Burnley sign Stoke defender Erik Pieters

Burnley have completed the signing of Stoke City defender Erik Pieters.

Pieters, 30, has signed a two-year deal with a further one-year option and has joined up with Sean Dyche's squad on their pre-season training trip to Portugal.

The vastly experienced Pieters spent six years in the Potteries, where he made over 150 Premier League appearances, mainly at left back, after signing from Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.

The six-foot defender made a total of 206 appearances in all competitions for Stoke, before spending the second half of the 2018/19 season on loan to French Ligue 1 side Amiens, where he started 14 Ligue 1 games.

Pieters now joins the Clarets to provide competition with Charlie Taylor for the left-back spot at Turf Moor following the departure of Stephen Ward this summer.

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