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Burnley sign Chris Long

Everton let striker join Championship club after only one senior appearance.

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Burnley have signed Everton striker Chris Long on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee it was announced this morning.

The 20-year-old, who has represented England at five different age levels, was a regular in the under-21 setup in at the beginning of last season, scoring four goals for David Unsworth’s side.

He then spent the second half of the campaign on loan at Brentford, finding the back of the net four times in ten games as he helped the team secure a place in the Championship play-offs.

Huyton-born Long also had a loan spell at MK Dons the season before last, and Burnley will be hoping that he can go some way to replacing Danny Ingswho left for Liverpool in the close season.

Speaking to his new club’s official website after completing his move, Long said: "I’m absolutely buzzing to have officially signed and I can’t wait to get started.

"I can’t thank Everton enough for what they did for me, but I think it’s time to start a new chapter in my life and I can’t wait to get started with Burnley.

"I’ve proved that I can score goals in the Championship and I only had two starts. I would have started more without injuries and I’m looking forward to scoring goals for Burnley.

"I’m fresh, young and eager to succeed to be honest and I just want to show the Burnley fans what I can do."

Long had been at Everton since the age of five, and worked his way through the club’s academy. He also played his first and only game for the Toffees, replacing Conor McAleny towards the end of December’s 1-0 defeat to FK Krasnodar in the Europa League.