Burnley sign Maxwel Cornet from Lyon on five-year deal

Burnley sign Maxwel Cornet from Lyon on five-year deal

Burnley have paid a fee of around €15m (£12.9m) to Lyon for Cornet; The 24-year-old can play on either wing or left-back and will join up with the squad following the international break

Burnley have signed Ivory Coast international Maxwel Cornet from Lyon on a five-year deal.

It is understood Sean Dyche’s side have paid a fee of around €15m (£12.9m) to the Ligue 1 club for the 24-year-old.

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Cornet told the Clarets website: “I am excited to be joining Burnley in the Premier League and to play with and against many of the greatest players in the world.
“I have developed the greatest respect for Burnley and what the club has done. I welcome the challenge of hard work and am fully committed to doing what I can to contribute. I look forward to what we can achieve.”

Burnley say that Cornet, who can play on either wing or left-back, will join up with the squad following the international break.

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Cornet scored 51 goals in a seven-year stay with Lyon. He was sent off on his last appearance for the club in their 3-0 defeat to Angers in Ligue 1 two weeks ago.

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