Burnley sign Steven Defour from Anderlecht for club-record fee

Burnley sign Steven Defour from Anderlecht for club-record fee

Burnley have completed the signing of Belgium international Steven Defour from Anderlecht for a club-record fee.

The 28-year-old, capped 46 times by Belgium, has signed a three-year deal at Turf Moor and becomes the Clarets fourth signing of the summer.

Defour, previously of Genk, Standard Liege and Porto, could make his Burnley debut in their home match against Liverpool on Saturday.

“I hope I can bring my experience to the team and the club to stay in the Premier League,” Defour told the club’s official website.

“I’m looking forward to every game. The atmosphere around the league is fantastic and everyone across the world has seen the Premier League, so I am very proud to be a part of that.

“It is a new challenge for me, but I like that.”

Defour, who was not included in the Belgium squad for Euro 2016, added: “It has been a long few weeks, but I am very happy to be here.

“When I knew that Burnley was interested, I took some time to look into the club and I saw some interesting stuff.

“I also called a friend of mine who plays at Brentford and he told me Burnley was the best team in the Championship and that it would be a really good choice for me.”

Burnley manager Sean Dyche, said: “Steven was a target of ours and it’s been a hard deal to do, but we got there in the end.

“He’s a good player with a depth of experience at international level and also Champions League.

“Steven is new to the Premier League but has a real thirst and desire to be successful in this campaign.”

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