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The Premier League team has confirmed the signing of the Cote d’Ivoire farmer from Kids
The English Premier League team, Burnley, has announced that Maxwel Cornet has been signed from Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyon.
After six years at Groupama Stadium, the 24-year-old Cote d’Ivoire international joins the Clarets on a five-year deal for a fee of around € 15 million.
With this move, the former Metz star will remain at Turf Moor until 2026.
His presence on the English top flight side would serve as a big boost for Sean Dyche’s men, who hope to impress in the 2021-22 campaign.
“I’m excited to come to Burnley in the Premier League and play with and against many of the greatest players in the world,” said Cornet. the club’s 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. ”
After the international break – where he is expected to represent the elephants in the September 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Mozambique and Cameroon – the Ivorian is expected to join the Burnley squad.
Meanwhile, manager Dyche is happy to have the attacking wideman on his team.
“The owners worked very hard on the Cornet deal. It was a difficult deal, but they got there in the end, ”he said.
“We are looking forward to him entering the building and getting used to what we do, and hopefully influencing what we do.
“We want him to come and enjoy his football with us and hopefully push us too.
“We want him to settle down and get used to the area and get used to life on and off the field, and we’ll see what he can bring to us.”
Cornet will be the first Ivory Coast player to represent Burnley, and he has been handed jersey No. 10.
He could make his debut when his new team travels to Goodison Park on September 13 for their league clash against Rafael Benítez’s Everton.
The Clarets currently occupy the 16th position in the log after picking up just one point from three games played so far.