Burnley announce new signing of Samuel Bastien with hilarious parody of WWE legends The Rock and Goldberg


Burnley have announced the signing of midfielder Samuel Bastien from Standard Liège with a hilarious nod to WWE legends The Rock and Goldberg.

The 25-year-old becomes Vincent Kompany’s sixth summer signing, but the way he was announced was much more memorable.

Bastien joins Burnley on a three-year £720,000 deal
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The 25-year-old has spent the last four seasons at Liege, making 123 appearances where he scored 12 goals in passing. He joins a Burnley team that is back in the Championship.

Speaking of championships, Hollywood superstar and WWE legend The Rock knows a few.

In 2003, The Rock decided it was time to pursue Hollywood full-time. Considering he’s been Hollywood’s highest-grossing actor for several years, it’s fair to say his decision paid off.

But in 2003, he was the greatest wrestler in the world. After finally defeating Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 19, The Rock was close to leaving the company before WCW icon Goldberg’s music hit for his big WWE debut.

Well, in Burnley’s version of events, it wasn’t Goldberg who entered the fray, it was Bastien.

Legendary commentator Jim Ross “There he is! They can’t believe it! is just perfect.


Bastien, an Anderlecht academy product, moved to Italy to sign for Chievo Verona in 2016 and played 35 times in Serie A, before returning to Belgium with Liège.

The midfielder actually played against Arsenal in the Europa League in 2019.

Kompany took charge of the Clarets earlier this summer and has a huge rebuilding job to do with many senior players leaving the club after their respective contracts expired.

On signing Bastien, Kompany said: “Samuel is a great addition to our squad. He is a midfielder full of energy, who can play a series of plays, works very hard and recovers the ball well.

“We are delighted to add Samuel to the group and look forward to welcoming him to our team.”

Burnley announce new signing of Samuel Bastien with hilarious parody of WWE legends The Rock and Goldberg
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