Burnley midfielder explains why he has signed new deal

Date published: Friday 11th May 2018 1:40

Iceland international Johann Berg Gudmundsson has signed a new three-year deal at Burnley.

The 27-year-old midfielder, who joined the Clarets from Charlton in 2016, scored two goals and made eight assists in 34 Premier League appearances this season.

Gudmundsson said: “This season has been a good season for myself and the team and being rewarded with a new contract is a great thing.

“It’s something I wanted to do. I want to stay here. I feel comfortable here and my family likes it here, so I definitely wanted to sign a new contract.”

On Gudmundsson’s new contract, Burnley manager Sean Dyche said: “He’s had a very strong season. We saw the progress he was making and this season he’s stepped up again.”

Dyche is also confident he can keep hold of his star players during the summer.

He said: “We’re certainly strong financially. There’s no sense of anyone having to go anywhere.

“We are in a position where it would need really, really big offers for us to lose any players. We don’t have to trade out. That’s the good side of making sure the business runs properly.”


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