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Gudmundsson Seals Clarets Switch

19 July 2016

Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Johann Berg Gudmundsson from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

The Iceland international winger, who becomes the first summer addition, has agreed a contract with the club until 2019 which has a further year’s option in the club’s favour.

In the 2015/16 campaign, Gudmundsson impressed in the Sky Bet Championship contributing a joint league high 11 assists despite Charlton Athletic being relegated to League One.

The 25-year-old also played a major role in Iceland’s successful UEFA European Championship campaign, starting every game and getting one assist as they reached the Quarter Final by beating England before going out to finalists France.

“It’s fantastic to be here. It’s a club that’s shown a lot of interest in me and I’m really happy to come and play for Burnley,” Gudmundsson said.

“It was a good season for myself, unfortunately not for Charlton and then we had a good Euros for Iceland.

“It feels like a family club and like everyone is tight to each other. The atmosphere around the club is fantastic and playing against the team last season I saw just how good the club was – I definitely wanted to join.”

Manager Sean Dyche added: “Johann we feel is a quality player who we saw last season playing at Charlton in a tough time and we liked the quality he showed.

“It helps to see a player in the European Championships with that kind of company and he did well there so it was one we all agreed would be a good acquisition for the club and we look forward to working with him going forward."

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