The English Premier League club Burnley F.C. has announced about their fourth signing of the summer Steven Defour from R.S.C. Anderlecht.
The 28-years-old midfielder has signed a three-years-deal with Burnley and the club confirmed that the fee which have been paid for the star midfielder is the highest paid fees in their history. The fee has not been revealed yet.
According to the club manager, the Belgium international Steven was their top target and it was so tough to bring him to the Turf Moor, but they got him after paying a club record fee.
After completing his move to the Burnley,
Steven Defour said, “I hope I can bring my experience to the team and the club to stay in the Premier League,"
"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.
"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”
The Premier League side club Burnley’s manager Sean Dyche has also expressed his feelings on his new signing,
He said, “Steven was a target of ours and it's been a hard deal to do, but we got there in the end.
"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." He added.