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Maxwel Cornet has joined Burnley from Ligue 1 club Lyon and signs a five-year contract with the Clarets.
Cornet, who can play either on the wing or at left-back, played 36 times in France’s top flight last season, starting 29 matches.
He contributed five assists – only improved by Memphis Depay (12) and Karl Toko Ekambi (six) – and two goals as Lyon missed out on qualifying for the Champions League by two points.
Cornet was to add significant productivity to Sean Dyche’s attack, with only Dwight McNeil (five) having recorded as many league assists as him last season out of Burnley players, while only three of Clarets’ team – Ashley Westwood (34), Matthew Lowton (26) ) and McNeil (23) – created more goal-scoring opportunities from open play than Ivory Coast’s 22.
A solid man since joining Metz in 2015, the 24-year-old has scored a total of 51 times for Lyon, with one of those goals coming in an impressive 3-1 win over Manchester City in the 2019-20 quarter-final of the Champions League for over a years ago.
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“I’m excited to come to Burnley in the Premier League and play with and against many of the greatest players in the world,” Cornet, who will wear number 20, told Burnley’s official website.
“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. ”
Cornet represents the fourth senior addition to the transfer window for Burnley, who had already picked up Nathan Collins and Wayne Hennessey, while Aaron Lennon rejoined the club last week.