medical completed: Burnley complete the signing of highly rated star

Burnley to sign 23-year-old for £1.9 million, medical finished.
Burnley have agreed to recruit Santos left-back Lucas Pires after medical tests were completed yesterday, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Burnley are returning to the Championship, and it appears that things are finally coming together following their relegation from the Premier League.
The Clarets lost manager Vincent Kompany to Bayern Munich in a surprising transfer, and their hunt for a replacement manager has been lengthy. However, according to recent rumors, Scott Parker is currently in advanced talks for the managerial position at Turf Moor.

With the expanding Parker connections, it appears that he will not be the only new face appearing in Lancashire shortly.


According to writer Fabrizio Romano of X, Burnley have agreed to buy Brazilian left-back Lucas Pires from Santos following his loan spell with Cadiz in Spain. Romano claims that a medical was conducted yesterday.

The claimed €2.5 million sum is equivalent to approximately £1.9 million, though it is unclear what Santos’ sell-on clause is.

A needed addition.
Burnley have been lacking in the left-back position, therefore Pires’ presence will be welcomed.

Charlie Taylor, a long-serving defender, held the position, but he turned down a new contract offer to stay in the Premier League with Southampton. As a result, there are no natural left-backs on the roster, however both Connor Roberts and Vitinho are flexible players who can operate on

Pires has received valuable experience and should be well prepared to play Championship football.

He has made 69 appearances for Santos since coming through their academy and spent last year in La Liga with Cadiz. The 23-year-old made 30 appearances for the club, scoring his only goal against Atletico Madrid in October 2023.

Positive movement.
After a hard period since Kompany’s departure, Burnley appear to be starting to bring their plans for the new chapter together.
Parker’s upcoming appointment should really spark summer plans into gear, with a move for Pires being a key component of their recruitment campaign.

Further signings are required, and key players may leave following relegation, so it will be up to the next manager to keep a squad strong enough to compete for an immediate return to the top flight.

The Clarets cast a broad net when putting together a group to win the 2022/23 season. They appear to be doing the same with a move for a Santos full-back, so it will be interesting to see who else Burnley has on their radar once the summer gets underway.


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