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Bailey Peacock Farrell 'couldn't turn down' opportunity to join England internationals at Burnley

Bailey Peacock-Farrell
Bailey Peacock-Farrell

Burnley have signed Northern Ireland goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell from Leeds following the sale of Tom Heaton to Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old has signed a four-year contract with the option of a further season after moving for an undisclosed fee from Elland Road, where he lost his number one spot to Kiko Casilla last campaign.

After completing what is believed to be a £3.5m deal, Peacock-Farrell must compete with Nick Pope and Joe Hart for the gloves at Turf Moor, though Hart has been widely linked with a move away.

Peacock-Farrell said: "I'm really happy to be here. A Premier League club is what you dream of when you are starting out in football and to say I've signed for Burnley is a massive honour.

"There's massive competition here, but it was an opportunity I couldn't turn down.

"The goalkeepers here are really good and two of them are England internationals. There's something going on here that must be right so to come here and be part of it is something I'm really excited about."

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