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The good news keeps coming for Burnley fans and there has been more today with the news that Jόhann Berg Guðmundsson has signed a new deal that will keep him at Turf Moor until the end of the 2020/21 season.

He played for Charlton in the game that saw the Clarets lift the Championship title two years ago and moved to Burnley that summer in a three year deal that left him potentially with one more season with us although there was a one year option in our favour on that deal.

1718 burnley johann berg gudmundsson 00 500x500By the time he arrived he’d played in the Iceland team in the Euros in France although his first season with the Clarets was a bit stop/start due to injuries. This season he’s been a regular in the side. He’s featured in all but three of our Premier League games and his performances have just got better and better as the season has progressed.

He’s joined a group of players, now totalling six, who have at least another three years with the club and you can add others to that such as Robbie Brady and Ashley Westwood who have another two years plus a one year option.

Guðmundsson is delighted to have signed. “This season has been a good season for myself and the team and being rewarded with a new contract is a great thing,” he said. “It’s something I wanted to do. I want to stay here. I feel comfortable here and my family likes it here, so I definitely wanted to sign a new contract. It’s a good thing to sign it before the World Cup, just to get everything out of the way and now I can concentrate on the last game and the World Cup.

He added: “I think I’ve played well this season but as a player you always want to do better and next season I will hopefully do even better. I have a few good years probably in me. I’m at a great age at the moment and I think there are better things to come from me. They are exciting times and it’s going to be nice to play in Europe.”

Manager Sean Dyche was equally delighted. “He’s had a very strong season,” he said. “We saw a lot of good things last season. He had a couple of spells injured and that was unfortunate, but we saw the progress he was making and this season he’s stepped up again.

“He’s done very well. He’s been another story of someone who last season was getting used to it, understanding it, both us and the Premier League. He has used that wisely and matured and moved forward again this season in his own performances and the team performances. It’s another good sign of what we’re trying to achieve by keeping our best players.”

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