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Former Claret David Edgar has returned to Canada and signed an 18-month deal with Vancouver Whitecaps.

1314 burnley david edgar 00 630x420Edgar was a summer signing in 2009 for the Clarets following our first promotion to the Premier League. He had to wait until the following January to make his league debut, that coming in the 3-0 defeat at Manchester United, and he went on to make 99 league appearances for us in five years before being released as we celebrated our return to the Premier League in 2014, his last appearance coming in the 1-0 win at Blackpool when he came on as a substitute for Danny Ings.

He signed a two year deal with Birmingham that summer but once manager Lee Clark had left he found himself out of the first team reckoning under Gary Rowett. He spent the latter part of 2014/15 season on loan at Huddersfield and virtually the entire 2015/16 season with Sheffield United.

On completing the move, which remains subject to international clearance, Edgar said: “After all my years in England, it has always been in my plans to come and be a part of MLS. I’m very excited for this next step in my career and to be a part of a fantastic organization like Whitecaps FC.

“I already feel at home at BC Place being part of the Canadian national team and the recent World Cup qualifiers here. Hopefully there are many more exciting times ahead for the fans and for this team. I can’t wait to get started.”

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