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Burnley have made a surprise move to sign Leyton Orient’s 29-year-old goalkeeper Lawrence Vigouroux and have now confirmed he has joined us on a three-year deal.

The Chilean’s first league club was Liverpool who signed him from Hyde in the summer of 2014. He spent two years there without breaking into the first team but the second of those seasons moved out on loan to Swindon where he played 33 league games until an injury brought his season to an end in March.

That summer he made a permanent move to Swindon and became their regular first choice goalkeeper for a further three seasons although he did have a loan spell in Ireland with Waterford in 2018.

Released by Swindon in the summer of 2019, he returned to Chile and signed for Everton d Viña del Mar. He didn’t play a single game for them with the season cancelled due to social unrest and that led to a return to England in January 2020 with Leyton Orient. He played six times before the season was suspended but became their first choice goalkeeper for the next three season and made over 150 appearances for them. He was one of three Leyton Orient players to win a place in the League Two team of the year.

He was out of contract at the newly promoted League One club and his departure is considered to be a huge blow.

Vigouroux said on signing for the Clarets: “It’s amazing to be here, an unbelievable training ground to be a part of and I’m really happy. You only have to look around where we’re working and training every day. This was the right step and the right way to go. Hopefully I can leave an impression here.”

Vincent Kompany said of his new signing: “We are looking forward to Lawrence being part of what we are building here at Burnley. He has come through top academy systems to become the player he is today with stand out performances in recent years. He is a very talented goalkeeper with a good personality and someone we will enjoy working with.”

Martin Ling, director of football at Leyton Orient, said: “Whilst we are disappointed to see Lawrence go, we would never stand in the way of a player making a move to a Premier League side. Lawrence was a fantastic player for us and a great person to have in and around the dressing room. We wish him nothing but the best for the future.”

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