Burnley sign Dale Stephens from Brighton on two-year contract

Burnley have signed midfielder Dale Stephens from Brighton and Hove Albion on a two-year deal, the Premier League clubs have said.

The 31-year-old made 223 appearances for Brighton after arriving from Charlton Athletic in 2014 and helped them win promotion to the Premier League in 2017.

Stephens returns having grown up in Lancashire and risen through the ranks at nearby Bury. 

“I’m very happy. It’s probably taken a few more years than expected but I’m happy to get it over the line this week and finally become a Burnley player,” Stephens said in a statement on the Burnley website.

“I’m coming back to a Premier League club that’s done well in recent years in this league and I’m excited for that challenge.”

Burnley face Southampton on Saturday.


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