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Freddy Yao Joins The Clarets!

11 March 2016

Burnley Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of young midfielder Freddy Yao until the summer of 2018, subject to paperwork and FA clearance.

Yao, 18, completed his scholarship at Stoke City before joining the Clarets as a free agent after impressing on trial in recent weeks.

The central midfielder, who scored as a trialist in Monday’s 10-1 victory over Georgetown University, will link up with the Development Squad.

And Development Squad manager Michael Jolley is delighted to add Yao to his group.

Jolley said: “Freddy is a player we have looked at closely while he has been on trial here, and he performed extremely well and we think he is a player with great potential.

“He is a competitive, robust midfield player who can get around the pitch with a sound technique and he is a good character, which is important when you are bringing new players to the squad.

“He has worked hard and impressed since coming in and he deserves his chance to be at Burnley and we are happy to give it to him.”

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