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Vossen Heads Back To Belgium

31 August 2015

Burnley Football Club can confirm that Jelle Vossen has this afternoon joined Belgian Pro League side Club Brugge, subject to FIFA regulations and international clearance.

The two clubs have reached an agreement that sees the 26-year-old return to his homeland for an undisclosed fee after just eight weeks at Turf Moor.

Vossen originally joined the Clarets from Koninklijke Racing Club Genk, signing a three year deal.

But after failing to settle following his first permanent deal in English football, the newly-married striker and his partner have opted to return to Belgium.

Vossen said: “I am very sorry for the fans of Burnley. The move to England on a permanent basis has been tough for me, mostly for family reasons.

“My wife and I were married this summer and immediately have had to leave family and friends behind.

“I had no problems at Burnley or with the people and fans at the club, who made me feel very welcome and for which I thank them.

“However, after discussing things with my family, I feel it is better to make the move now, for the benefit of both parties.

“I would like to wish Burnley Football Club every success in the future.”

Vossen had a spell in England last season, on loan to Sky Bet Championship side Middlesbrough, where he scored nine times in 40 appearances.

Everyone at Turf Moor would like to wish Jelle every success back in Belgium.

Footnote: Burnley Football Club policy is to announce all fees as 'undisclosed'. However, due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding this transfer, the club wishes to reassure supporters that all original fees have been recouped.

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