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Transfer news: Burnley completes signing of Welsh international Connor Roberts from Swansea |  Football news


Burnley has finalized the signing of Connor Roberts from Swansea on a four-year contract.

The 25-year-old right-back is moving for a fee of around £ 2.5million and becomes Burnley’s fifth summer signing after the arrivals of Nathan Collins, Wayne Hennessey, Aaron Lennon and Maxwel Cornet.

Roberts, who won 30 caps for Wales, bolsters Sean Dyche’s defensive options and will wear the number 14 shirt at Turf Moor.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Burnley President Alan Pace said: “On behalf of everyone at Burnley Football Club, we are delighted to welcome Connor to Turf Moor.

“It’s great to add another player with solid international experience to our squad and to give Connor the opportunity to play Premier League football again after providing exceptional service to Swansea and impressing on the international stage with the Wales.

“We can’t wait to see him in action soon.”

After going through the youth system at Swansea, Roberts made 152 appearances in all competitions for the club.

He is making the leap to the elite after being omnipresent in the Swansea squad which contested the play-off final under Steve Cooper last season.

Roberts’ debut could take place against Everton on Monday Night Football on September 13, live Sky sports.

Monday September 13 7:00 p.m.

Kick-off at 8:00 p.m.

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