Ashley Barnes Extends Clarets Contract Until 2022
Record holder Ashley Barnes has a signed a new contract to extend his stay at Turf Moor, the Clarets striker has penned a deal running until June 2022 with the option for a further twelve months. The new contract replaces Barnes existing agreement which had just over eighteen months to run.
Barnes, who joined Burnley from Brighton Hove Albion back in January 2014 is the Clarets leading scorer in the Premier League era with thirty-six goals doesn’t want that to be the end of the road as he looks to complete his career at Turf Moor.
Speaking about his contract extension Ashley Barnes said, “At this moment in time I don’t see anything else for me and I just want to continue playing at the highest level possible and hopefully that is with Burnley. I just want to carry on playing and I want another contract after this. When you’re in your 30’s people say you’re almost done, but for me I want to play as long as possible.
I’ve still got a lot to learn and a lot to achieve and I want to stay in the Premier League until I retire.” Barnes has made 146 Premier League appearances for the Clarets which is one more than Ben Mee and another club record and 189 in total since his arrival from the south coast. The Bath-born forward who started his career in non-league football with Paulton Rovers, has shared in two promotion successes with Sean Dyche’s squad before helping them string together four successive seasons on top-flight football.
Last season was his most prolific yet in the Premier League with twelve goals and Barnes, whose professional career began at Plymouth Argyle has scored four times so far this season ahead of Saturday’s visit of West Ham United.