Clarets Sign Midfielder From Royale Union Saint-Gilloise

Marcel Lewis Joins Clarets On Two Year Contract

Burnley Football Club have this evening confirmed the signing of versatile midfielder Marcel Lewis who joins from Belgian outfit Royale Union Saint-Gilloise on a two-year professional deal and will link up with the Clarets U21 side.

Cambridge-born, the 20-year-old began his youth career with local side Cambridge United before joining Chelsea’s academy in 2016, earning a scholarship at Stamford Bridge. He was a regular feature in the youth team for the Blues, Lewis won the U18 Southern Premier League & FA Youth Cup in 2017/18 finishing as the top scorer.

After progressing into the U23s, where he featured in the Papa John’s Trophy amongst other competitions, the midfielder moved to Belgium with ‘Les Unionistes’ in May 2021, there over the course of last season with a mid-season loan move to Accrington Stanley.

Now back in Lancashire permanently with the Clarets, Lewis has previously been involved in England camps at U20-level is delighted to have sealed the move. Speaking about joining the Clarets he said “Once I knew that Burnley were interested, there was no doubt that I wanted the transfer to happen.

Now it has all been completed, I’m buzzing to get going. I’ve seen what the club is all about since the start of this season and add that into the size of it as one which had been a mainstay in the Premier League over the last few years, it’s exciting for me to be here. I’ve got good experience in the academy setup from my time at Chelsea and now I’m back involved in them, I hope I can bring a bit of previous experience to the U21 team.”

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