Clarets Confirm Dean Marney to Leave
Burnley Football Club have this afternoon confirmed that Dean Marney will leave the club this summer when their contracts expire. Marney who is the clubs second longest-serving player, joined the Club in the summer 2010 from Hull City.
The former England U21 international, who started his career at Tottenham Hotspur has gone on to make 221 appearances for Burnley, scoring 9 goals. He was a regular in the side that won promotion to the Premier League in 2014 under Sean Dyche, before a knee injury sustained in February 2015 meant he missed the rest of the season as the Clarets were relegated back to the Championship.
Marney, returned to action the following season helping the Clarets win promotion back to the Premier League by winning the Championship title to secure an instant top-flight return. He started the 2016/17 season in outstanding form and played a key role before suffering a second major cruciate knee ligament injury at Arsenal in January 2017. He has since returned to full fitness but has made it back only as far as the bench at first-team level this season.
Speaking about releasing the two Clarets stalwarts manager Sean Dyche said, “We have to allow these lads the right and the chance to align their futures and honour the fact they’ve been fantastic servants to us, they have been a massive part of what we’ve done here and fantastic servants of Burnley Football Club. I have nothing but respect for the people and the players therefore, if we can help them along the way and be open-minded about their next moves then we’ll certainly do that.”