Burnley signed Manchester City goalie James Trafford to a four-year deal worth £19 million.
James Trafford, a goalie for Manchester City, has signed a four-year deal with Burnley that could be worth up to £19 million if there are add-ons.
City has a 20% sell-on clause and a buy-back option in the deal, which is worth £15m up front and £4m in extras.
Trafford, who is 20 years old, has never played in the Premier League. Instead, he has been on loan with Accrington and Bolton in League One for the past two seasons.
Burnley’s first game in the Premier League is on August 11 against winners City.
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Burnley will pay £19 million for Trafford, which is more than they paid for Chris Wood and Ben Gibson, each of whom they got for £15 million in 2017 and 2018.
He is Burnley’s second big signing in as many days. On Wednesday, the club announced that Switzerland forward Zeki Amdouni was coming from Basel for a price that was not made public.
This month, England won the European Under-21 Championship without giving up a single goal. Trafford kept a record six clean sheets.
When Spain won a penalty late in extra time of the final, Trafford did a great job of stopping Abel Ruiz’s shot and then stopped the rebound.
He is the second keeper to join the team this summer.
Lawrence Vigouroux, a goalie from Leyton Orient, was brought in by manager Vincent Kompany. Another former City player, Arijanet Muric, who plays for Kosovo, was the club’s number one last season and played 41 times as they won the Championship.
Dara O’Shea, a defender from the Republic of Ireland, was also signed by Burnley this summer. In May, Jordan Beyer’s loan move from Borussia Monchengladbach became permanent.