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Burnley Sign Josh Cullen From Anderlecht For Undisclosed Fee – Sport Grill

Burnley Sign Josh Cullen From Anderlecht For Undisclosed Fee – Sport Grill

Burnley Sign Josh Cullen From Anderlecht For Undisclosed Fee – Sport Grill
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Burnley have signed midfielder Josh Cullen from Anderlecht on a 3-calendar year agreement for an undisclosed price.

Cullen began his career within just West Ham’s youth academy from the age of nine yrs-outdated and made his senior debut in July 2015, as the Hammers defeated Andorra’s Lusitanos in the initial leg of the 1st Qualifying Round of that season’s UEFA Europa League.

The Republic of Ireland global eventually went on to make 10 appearances for West Ham in complete across a few seasons between 2015-21 campaigns, as he savored loan spells at Bradford Metropolis, Bolton Wanderers and Charlton Athletic across that time.

His performances even though out on personal loan unsuccessful to persuade a variety of West Ham managers to give him good initial-staff odds, nevertheless caught the eye of Anderlecht who signed the midfielder in Oct 2020 and Cullen went on to score as soon as in 77 appearances for the Belgian club.

For the duration of his time at Anderlecht, Cullen worked with supervisor, Vincent Kompany who this summer was appointed as Burnley’s new lasting manager with this transfer now reuniting the duo.

Speaking about his choice to return to England on a a few-yr deal at Burnley till June 2025, Cullen stated: “I’m actually joyful. It’s been one thing that is been going on for a couple of weeks now, so I’m just delighted it is all done and dusted. I’m on the lookout forward to the new period now.

“The season will arrive all around rapid now. I simply cannot hold out to get the shirt on in some of the friendlies, and then the primary party kicks off in a couple weeks’ time.”

Cullen also spoke about his time participating in below Kompany as he described his performances below the Belgian as “…playing the very best football of my vocation beneath him.”

Describing what designed him enjoy his time underneath Kompany additional, Cullen added: “I adore playing the style of participate in that he plays, and just all round I actually loved participating in football for him so, of program he was a massive component in the transfer.

“It was a new practical experience for myself to go there and do the job beneath someone like the manager with the employees he has with him as very well. They truly set a lot of time, work and investment into the gamers as nicely as the staff.

“They check out and develop players so for me, the two many years I expended below him were being great. I felt like I learnt masses about the game and definitely designed my private activity as nicely.”

Kompany meanwhile is “delighted” with Cullen’s arrival – acquiring regarded him from his time at Anderlecht as “… a really hard-doing the job and courageous player, that will give all the things for the team and the Club.”

On what Cullen will incorporate to the Clarets’ midfield, Kompany added: “Josh is an intelligent midfielder, who is good on the ball and will enable make improvements to our side.”

Cullen is Burnley’s fifth everlasting signing of this summer’s transfer window adhering to the arrivals of Scott Twine, Luke McNally, CJ Egan-Riley and Samuel Bastien, whilst Taylor Harwood-Bellis has joined on financial loan from Manchester City.

All 6 gamers could make their competitive debuts for Burnley away to Huddersfield in the 2022-23 Sky Wager Championship year-opener on Friday 29 July reside on Sky Sports.