Burnley Sign Johann Gudmundsson
Burnley Football Club have confirmed the signing of Johann Gudmundsson from Charlton Athletic on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee. He becomes Sean Dyche and the Clarets first signing of the summer.
Before joining Charlton in 2014, Gudmundsson enjoyed a successful spell with AZ Alkmaar in Holland, where he featured in the UEFA Europa League. He feels such experience can help him to adapt quickly in his debut season in the top tier of English football.
Gudmudsson was also part of the successful Iceland team in this summers Euro 2016 Championships in France. He want on to face his new club captain Tom Heaton when Iceland knocked England out of the competition. Now he can’t wait to get going in the Premier League with Burnley.
Speaking about signing for Burnley Johann Gudmundsson said, “It feels like a family club and like everyone is tight to each other. The atmosphere around the club is fantastic and playing against the team last season, I saw just how good the club is and wanted to join.
The team spirit in the Iceland team seems to be similar to here where everybody is working for each other and it’s a tight group. That’s what football is about, it’s a team sport and everyone works hard for one another here.
I’ve played in big games in the Europa League and with Iceland so that’s definitely going to help me when I play for the first time in the Premier League. Experience is everything and I have quite a bit of that so I’ll be fine I think.”