Burnley Sign Jack Cork in £10m Move From Swansea City

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

Burnley have made their third signing of the summer, with the £10m signing of Swansea City midfielder Jack Cork. 

The 28-year old returns to Turf Moor six years after last pulling on a Burnley shirt, having spent time on loan at the Lancashire club from Chelsea between 2010 and 2011. The fee, that could rise to £10m, is the third highest in Burnley's history - behind Robbie Brady and Jeff Hendrick respectively. 

Swansea are letting Cork go after 83 appearances and three years at the club, despite the midfielder regularly wearing the captain's armband last season. Burnley will be Cork's fourth permanent club in his career, after spells at Chelsea, Southampton and the Swans. 


Speaking to the Clarets' official website, Cork said: “It’s great to be back. I’ve got some great memories from the year and a half I was here and it’s good to come back and see some old faces. It’s good to come back and try and have another go here, especially in the Premier League."

The midfielder also acknowledged that it wasn't quite like returning home: “I’ve heard lots has changed, the whole set-up has changed and the playing staff is completely different to when I was here. It’s a new challenge for me and one I’m excited for and I’m looking forward to meeting new people.”

Paul Clement has already tied down a replacement for Cork, with the signing of Las Palmas midfielder Roque Mesa for £11m last week. The Spaniard joined up with his teammates this week before they head on a USA tour, whilst Cork will be joining the Burnley squad in Ireland.  


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