Burnley sign Stoke City defender Phil Bardsley
Burnley have announced the signing of Stoke City and Scotland defender Phil Bardsley.
The 32-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Clarets and joins for a fee believed to be around £750k, rising to a possible £2m.
Bardsley becomes Burnley’s fourth signing of the summer and follows Swansea City’s Jack Cork, Leeds United’s Charlie Taylor, Stoke City’s Jonny Walters and Dusseldorf’s Rouwen Hennings.
“I’ve had different spells and different clubs since then and I’m delighted to be back,” Bardsley told Burnley’s official website.
“It’s a club that’s going in the right direction with a fantastic manager and a great group of players which I’m looking forward to being part of. It’s a well-knitted group which did fantastically well last year and hopefully I can bring something to the squad.
“There’s still fire in the belly to achieve things in football and what a great chance. Coming back here and playing again at Turf Moor is going to be a great challenge and one I’m looking forward to.
“All the fundamentals are here, with the new training ground, the manager looking to kick on with the club and the players he’s brought in are very good players.
“I played with Jonny Walters and the brief chat I had with him, he couldn’t speak highly enough of the place. I didn’t need much convincing but it’s always nice to get re-assurances from people like Jon. He says he’s loving it and the same as me, I just can’t wait to get going.”
Bardsley made six appearances for Burnley during a loan spell in 2006.