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Gudmundsson: There's A Family Feel Here

19 July 2016

Johann Gudmundsson says the family feel to the club was a major factor in him deciding to join the Clarets on a three-year deal.

The winger sealed a switch from Charlton Athletic for an undisclosed fee, becoming the club’s first summer signing.

And having enjoyed a successful UEFA Euro 2016 with Iceland, he can’t wait to get going in the Premier League with Burnley.

He told Clarets Player HD: “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.

“The team spirit in the Iceland team seems to be similar to here where everybody is working for each other and it’s a tight group.

“That’s what football is about, it’s a team sport and everyone works hard for one another here.”

Before joining Charlton in 2014, Gudmundsson enjoyed a successful spell with AZ Alkmaar in Holland, where he featured in the UEFA Europa League.

He feels such experience can help him to adapt quickly in his debut season in the top tier of English football.

“I’ve played in big games in the Europa League and with Iceland so that’s definitely going to help me when I play for the first time in the Premier League.

“Experience is everything and I have quite a bit of that so I’ll be fine I think.”

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