Burnley Sign Matthew Lowton From Villa
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed that right-back Matthew Lowton has signed from Aston Villa on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee. Lowton is the Clarets’ first signing following their relegation from the Premier League last season.
Speaking about the signing Burnley manager Sean Dyche said, “I’ve been a long-term admirer of Matthew Lowton and I’am delighted to make him my first summer signing.
Even back to his days at Sheffield United, I always thought Matt was a very good player and one who I think is motivated to go again. He has been at a big club in Aston Villa and wants to get back to the Premier League.
The challenge for him now is to play regular first team football and to assist Burnley to get back into the Premier League and we look forward to welcoming him into the group.”
Born in Chesterfield, Lowton joined Sheffield United’s academy in 2004 and progressed through the ranks before breaking into the Blades first team in 2010.
During his time at Bramall Lane, he gained experience out on loan at non-league outfit Sheffield and Hungarian side Ferencvaros, where he made 18 appearances.
He broke into United’s first-team with a string of impressive displays in the 2010-11 season and his first senior goal for the club came against the Clarets in a pulsating 3-3 draw at Bramall Lane.
In July 2012, Lowton completed a multi-million pound move to Aston Villa, who were then under the stewardship of Paul Lambert, and made 44 appearances in his debut campaign in all competitions.
He netted his first league goal for the Midlands side in a 2-0 victory over Swansea City, but his time at Villa Park is perhaps best remembered for a phenomenal strike away at Stoke City in the same season.
Speaking about his move to Burnley Matthew Lowton said, “It’s been a little frustrating lately at Villa Park, but the manager here at Burnley said I’d play a lot of football and I’m really looking forward to getting started.”