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Burnley sign Luca Koleosho on four-year deal

Burnley sign Luca Koleosho on four-year deal

Burnley announce the signing of Espanyol winger Luca Koleosho, with the 18-year-old putting pen to paper on a four-year deal at the Premier League newcomers.

Burnley have announced the signing of Luca Koleosho from Espanyol, becoming the Clarets’ sixth new signing of the summer transfer window ahead of their Premier League return.

The 18-year-old featured five times for the La Liga outfit in the 2022-23 term as they finished 19th, meaning they were relegated to the second tier of Spanish football.

Koleosho scored his first-ever goal in senior football on June 4, making the net ripple as Espanyol and Almeria shared the spoils following a six-goal thriller at RCDE Stadium.

Having recently won the Under-19 European Championships with Italy, the winger has also spent time with the United States youth setup in the past, as well as being called up in Canada’s senior squad last year – although he did not feature in any of their matches.

Join us in welcoming Luca Koleosho from Espanyol 🤩

The Italy U19 international has signed a four-year contract at Turf Moor and becomes our sixth new signing of the summer ✍️

— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) July 25, 2023

Speaking to the club’s official website after being confirmed as a Burnley player, Koleosho said: “It feels amazing to be here. As soon as I got the call from the coach, I knew I wanted to come here.

“We spoke about the way they would help me improve and get better as a player and I was just excited by it, I can’t wait to get started now.”

The attacker has signed a four-year deal in Lancashire meaning he is contracted up until the summer of 2027, giving the youngster plenty of opportunity to develop into a fully-fledged Premier League player.

Vincent Kompany has already made significant improvements to his forward-thinking options ahead of the new season, bringing in free agent Nathan Redmond and playmaker Zeki Amdouni from Swiss side Basel.

Basel's Mohamed Zeki Amdouni celebrates scoring their first goal on February 23, 2023© Reuters

The Clarets have also moved to buy two players who helped the club to the Championship title last term, signing Louis Beyer and Michael Obafemi on permanent deals following their loan spells from Borussia Monchengladbach and Swansea City respectively.

Koleosho is currently in Portugal with his new teammates as they step up their preparations for the 2023-24 campaign, with a tricky test against Benfica coming up on Tuesday night.

The Turf Moor club then travel to Spain to face Real Betis before facing Bundesliga outfit Mainz in Germany – Koleosho will be hoping to impress enough to earn a place in Kompany’s starting XI against Manchester City on August 11 when the Premier League season commences.

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