Clarets Agree Koiki Deal
Young defender completes move to Bristol Rovers
Burnley Football Club has agreed a compensation deal with Bristol Rovers to allow defender Ali Koiki to join the League One club.
Koiki, 21, turned down a new contract offer from the Clarets during the summer to effectively end his stay at Turf Moor.
But Burnley have secured a compensation fee for the left-back due to his age and years of development through the Clarets’ Academy.
Koiki joined Burnley before the start of the 2016/17 season and signed a first professional contract 12 months later.
A regular in the U23 side at Turf Moor, Koiki - who also made it as far as the bench at first-team level with the Clarets - joined Swindon Town on loan in January, 2019 and stayed at the County Ground for the remainder of the season, making 15 appearances for the League Two side.
He now gets the chance to try and advance his career with Rovers with the Clarets seeing another young player benefit from their youth set-up to secure a contract in the professional game.
Mon, May 10, 2021