Clarets make two new academy signings
Burnley have brought in two young players today who are both eligible to play for the club’s under-21 team.
Tom Tweedy (pictured) has signed from Cymru club Penybont. The 18-year-old is a winger who has made 25 appearances for his club this season. He has signed a deal until the end of next season and is able to play for both the under-18s and under-21s.
Tweedy said: “This is a really proud moment for me and my family as I join a club like Burnley. It’s the right time and the right place for me to come now and I know this will be somewhere I can progress in my career. There are some really great people at the club I’ve already met in my short time here over the last few days and I just can’t wait to get going now out on the pitch.”
Rhys Griffiths, Tweedy’s manager at Penybont, said: “Whilst we’re disappointed to lose Tom, we’re thrilled he’s got this opportunity. I’m proud of our academy and development system. It shows that as a club we take developing players very seriously and our academy structure works.”
Alongside comes another forward with the signing of Deji Sotona from OGC Nice. He’s a youth international with the Republic of Ireland and started his career with Manchester United. He’s also spent time from Nice on loan at Brentford and more recently Kilmarnock.Follow UpTheClarets:
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