Burnley Sign Chris Woods
Burnley Football Club have this afternoon confirmed the signing of striker Chris Wood from Leeds United for a club record fee. The New Zealand international has signed a four-year contract to become manager Sean Dyche’s sixth summer signing.
Chris Wood, arrives at Turf Moor after finishing as leading scorer in the Championship last season with 27 goals for the Yorkshiremen. He also scored on the opening day of the current season before ending a prolific two-year stay with Leeds, which brought him 44 goals in 88 games towards a career total of 101 goals in 293 club appearances.
Auckland-born Wood has scored 20 times in 52 appearances for New Zealand and as well playing in the 2010 World Cup as an 18-year-old, became the youngest captain of the ‘All Whites’ when he led the side for the first time in November 2014.
Speaking about his move Chris Wood said, “My ambition has been to play in the Premier League and I’ve had tastes of being in top flight but I’ve never had the chance to give it a proper bash. Coming to Burnley means I can now have a proper opportunity at the Premier League.
This is a club that wants to stay in the Premier League for years to come and it’s going that way. The squad has done fantastically over the last few years to put themselves in the position they are now. There have been some great additions this summer, which has given everyone a boast to move forward and cement us as a Premier League team.
The manager has given me a lot of confidence and backed me to bring me to the club which is what you want. I’ve still got a lot of good years ahead of me and ambitions to achieve in the future, I’ve got goals and dreams that I want to achieve and it starts here.”
Chris Wood is eligible to play for Burnley against Blackburn Rovers in the Carabao Cup after being an unused sub in Leeds United in the opening-round win over Port Vale.