Done Deal: Bafana's Foster joins Burnley

Done Deal: Bafana's Foster joins Burnley
South Africa international Lyle Foster

by Helder Ribiero

Thursday Jan 26, 2023. 15:00

South Africa international Lyle Foster has completed his transfer to English Championship log leaders Burnley.

The promising striker has joined the Clarets from Belgian First Division A outfit KVC Westerlo for an undisclosed fee.

Burnley, who are under the guidance of Belgium and Manchester City legend Vincent Kompany, issued the following statement.

“Burnley Football Club are delighted to announce the signing of South African international Lyle Foster from Belgian side K.V.C. Westerlo for an undisclosed fee,” a club statement read.

“The 22-year-old striker has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal at Turf Moor and becomes the Clarets’ third signing of the January transfer window.”

Internationally, the former AS Monaco player has represented South Africa from U17-U23 level and has since racked up nine senior caps.

After joining the Clarets, Foster said: “I’m very happy to be here, I’m blessed and thankful for the opportunity and I just can’t wait to get started.

“From the moment I heard that there was interest from Burnley, my heart and my head were set on the club. I’m so happy to be here now. It’s a dream for me.”

Foster could make his official debut for Burnley when they take on Ipswich Town in an FA Cup clash on Saturday.

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