Right-back joins the Clarets from Aston Villa
Burnley have tonight announced the signing of right-back Matthew Lowton from Aston Villa, subject to final details being completed.
The defender comes in to replace Kieran Trippier, who left Burnley earlier this week to join Tottenham Hotspur following the relegation to the Championship of Sean Dyche‘s side.
But Dyche didn’t dither in replacing Trippier, with Lowton signing a three-year contract after Burnley and Aston Villa agreed an undisclosed fee.
The 26 year-old made over 80 appearances for the Midlands side following a move from Sheffield United in 2012, however found first-team opportunities limited after the arrival of Tim Sherwood, who preferred Alan Hutton and Leandro Bacuna as right-back options.
And Dyche is delighted to welcome a player of Lowton’s calibre to the club by saying: ”I’ve always thought Matt was a very good player and one who I think is motivated to go again.
”He’s been at a big club in Aston Villa and wants to get back in the Premier League. The challenge for him now is to play regular first team football and help Burnley Football Club get back there.”
Lowton is Burnley’s first summer signing as they look to re-build their squad following their return to the Sky Bet Championship.
By Matt Derrig