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Burnley confirm signing of Brighton midfielder; Liverpool star could follow
Burnley have signed Brighton midfielder Dale Stephens on a two-year deal, and could follow it up by adding Harry Wilson from Liverpool.
Stephens, a 31-year-old midfielder, joins for an undisclosed fee. He is the second signing the Clarets have made since the end of last season, following goalkeeper Will Norris arrival from Wolves.
Stephens made 223 appearances for Brighton after moving to the south-coast club from Charlton in 2014. The Bolton-born former Bury and Oldham player has been on Burnleys radar since an initial interest in 2016.
Stephens said on burnleyfootballclub.com: Im very happy. Its probably taken a few more years than expected but Im happy to get it over the line this week and finally become a Burnley player.
Ive been away from the north-west for a while. Its nice to come back to where the family resides as well.
But most importantly Im coming back to a Premier League football club thats done well in recent years in this league and Im excited for that challenge.
I have played against this squad and this team a lot in recent years, so I know the strengths of the club and thats whats excited me, to come in and buy into the gaffer (Sean Dyche)s ideas and the way he works, which is a good pull for me.
The club finished 10th last year, which is not easy to do. It wont be easy to get higher than that in the league, but its got to be an aim.
If youre not improving, youre going backwards. Im sure the club as a whole wants to become better and thats something I want to be part of.
Following claims of interest from Sky Sports and PA, the BBC report that Burnley have now made contact with Liverpool over the chance to sign the Wales international, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth.
Liverpool are now looking to offload Wilson on a permanent basis, with his price tag in the region of £15m.
The 23-year-old has made just one senior appearance for them since coming through their academy ranks.
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