Clarets confirm deal for Euro 2016 star

Burnley have confirmed the signing of Iceland wide man Johann Berg Gudmundsson from Charlton Athletic.

Tuesday, 19th July 2016, 12:34 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:12 pm
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The 25-year-old arrives for an undisclosed fee, believed to be £2.5m rising to £3.5m, on a three-year deal, which has a further year’s option in the club’s favour.

Lasr season Gudmundsson finished as the Championship's joint top assist maker with 11 assists, despite Charlton being relegated to League 1, and he then started every game as Iceland reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2016.

Gudmundsson said: "It’s fantastic to be here. It’s a club that’s shown a lot of interest in me and I’m really happy to come and play for Burnley.

“It was a good season for myself, unfortunately not for Charlton and then we had a good Euros for Iceland.

“It feels like a family club and like everyone is tight to each other. The atmosphere around the club is fantastic and playing against the team last season I saw just how good the club was – I definitely wanted to join.”

Manager Sean Dyche added: “Johann we feel is a quality player who we saw last season playing at Charlton in a tough time and we liked the quality he showed.

“It helps to see a player in the European Championships with that kind of company and he did well there so it was one we all agreed would be a good acquisition for the club and we look forward to working with him going forward."