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Published: 09:41 | 16/8/16

Clarets confirm Defour signing


Burnley have broken their own transfer record with the signing of Steven Defour from Anderlecht.

The Clarets have signed the Belgium midfielder on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee subject to international clearance.

Defour winning the domestic league title twice during his time at Standard Liege, while he also won the Portuguese title with Porto before joining Anderlect, while he has been capped 46 times for Belgium.

“I hope I can bring my experience to the team and the club to stay in the Premier League," Defour told the club's official website.

"I’m looking forward to every game. The atmosphere around the league is fantastic and everyone across the world has seen the Premier League, so I am very proud to be a part of that.

"It is a new challenge for me, but I like that. It has been a long few weeks, but I am very happy to be here.

“When I knew that Burnley was interested, I took some time to look into the club and I saw some interesting stuff.

“I also called a friend of mine who plays at Brentford and he told me Burnley was the best team in the Championship and that it would be a really good choice for me."

Defour becomes Burnley's fourth signing of the summer and manager Sean Dyche has spoken of his relief at landing the midfielder.

"Steven was a target of ours and it’s been a hard deal to do, but we got there in the end," Burnley said.

"He’s a good player with a depth of experience at international level and also Champions League.

"Steven is new to the Premier League but has a real thirst and desire to be successful in this campaign."

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