English Championship leaders Burnley on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Bafana Bafana striker Lyle Foster from Westerlo in Belgium.
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Vincent Kompany’s facet made the announcement with an amusing video parody of the well-loved cartoon Shrek.
Within the video Farquaad is proven by the magic mirror three choices for a January putting signing: Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Foster. And he chooses the Bafana striker!
Even earlier than that they hinted at a South African signing with what seems to be a gif of a leaping springbo
Give a heat welcome to South African worldwide Lyle Foster from Belgian facet Okay.V.C. Westerlo for an undisclosed price ????????The 22-year-old striker has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal at Turf Moor and turns into the Clarets’ third signing of the January switch window ✍️— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 25, 2023
The price for the 22 year-old former Orlando Pirates attacker is reported to be 7 million Euros, which may rise to 10 million Euros if Burnley achieve promotion to the English Premier League.
That appears extremely doubtless this season because the Clarets are flying excessive on the prime of the desk, with former Manchester Metropolis and Belgium defender Kompany doing a improbable job at Turf Moor.
“I’m very completely happy to be right here, I’m blessed and grateful for the chance and I simply can’t wait to get began,” mentioned Foster, in line with Burnley’s official web site.
“From the second I heard that there was curiosity from Burnley, my coronary heart and my head had been set on the membership. I’m so completely happy to be right here now. It’s a dream for me.”
Burnley are presently 5 factors away from Sheffield United on the prime of the Championship and 18 factors forward of third-placed Watford, with the highest two within the desk assured promotion to the English Premier League.
The Clarets’ subsequent sport is an FA Cup fourth spherical match at Ipswich this weekend, earlier than they resume their league marketing campaign at Norwich on February 4.