Young Striker Michael Mellon Signs First Professional Contract
Burnley Football Club have this afternoon confirmed the signing of young striker Michael Mellon on a new three and a half year contract. The eighteen year old has signed his first professional contract with the club, Mellon is the son of former Clarets midfielder Micky Mellon, he joined the Clarets at the beginning of the 2019/20 season from Manchester United as an U16.
The striker, aged 15 at the time, joined Tony Philliskirk’s U18 side for their 2019 summer pre-season tour of Prague, where Mellon scored a late equaliser against Turkish side Altinordu on his first appearance. Mellon featured several times for the youth team throughout his first season at Turf Moor, scoring a handful of times, before signing a two year scholarship in July 2020.
The teenager has also featured for his native country Scotland at U16 & U17 level. Mellon, who has ten goals already this season for the U23s in all competitions & eight goals for the U18s. Speaking about signing his new contract Michael Mellon said, ‘I’m really happy to get it done and extend my stay at Burnley. I just want to kick on now and keep scoring goals, I see my future being at Turf Moor and my ambition now is to work hard and get as close as I can to the first team.”
Manager Sean Dyche added, “We’re pleased with Michael’s progress; he has developed well over the past few seasons and is still developing. He his working with the U23’s we will continue to monitor him and we look forward to working with him.”