Three Senior Professionals Released By Clarets
Burnley Football Club have today confirmed that three senior players will leave Turf Moor this summer as their contracts expire. Anders Lindegaard, Jonathan Walters and Stephen Ward will all leave the club, whilst the future of striker Peter Crouch still to be determined.
Former England international Crouch is also out of contract, having joined the Clarets on a short-term deal in January, however discussions between himself and the club are set to follow over whether the striker will remain at Burnley Football Club next season.
Winger Aaron Lennon and full-back Phil Bardsley have both had options in their existing contracts activated to keep them at the club next season. Whilst Steven Defour activated his contract extension at the end of the 2017/18 season, means the Belgium international midfielder remains under contract for 2019/20.
Left-back Ward ends a successful five-year stay with the Clarets which saw the 33-year-old make 113 appearances for the club, while former Republic of Ireland team-mate Walters and Denmark international Lindegaard leave after two seasons with Burnley.
The rest of Sean Dyche’s senior squad are still under contract whilst Daniel Agyei top scorer in the U23 squad has been offered a new deal, whilst midfielder Aiden O’Neill following his successful season-long loan with Australian A-League side Central Coast Mariners. Winger Tunde Bayode and midfielder Christian N’Guessan have also been offered new contracts along with defender Scott Wilson, who gets a first professional contract.