George Boyd joins Burnley: Forward agrees three-year contract after leaving Hull for undisclosed fee

Steve Bruce pays tribute to Boyd after he leaves the Tigers for around £3m

Burnley have announced the transfer deadline day signing of forward George Boyd from Barclays Premier League rivals Hull.

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Boyd, 28, has joined the Clarets for an undisclosed fee on a three-year contract.

The switch has been completed after Tigers boss Steve Bruce revealed on Sunday that he had allowed the Scotland international to talk to Burnley.

Wishing the player well, Bruce said: "I've been in the game a long time and if all professional footballers were like George Boyd my job would be easy."

Boyd joined Hull on loan from Peterborough midway through the Tigers' Championship promotion campaign in 2012/13.

 

The move was made permanent at the end of that season and he then featured intermittently in the Premier League last term, as well as coming off the bench in the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal.

Boyd, who has reportedly moved for £3million, told Sky Sports News: "It has been a bit of a whirlwind - it has happened quickly over the last few days. But I'm delighted and can't wait to get started.

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"What convinced me to join was the offer of working hard, getting in the first team and continuing to play in the Premier League, which everyone wants to do.

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"I think it is fair to say that I wasn't going to be involved at Hull, and the opportunity to come here was just one I couldn't turn down.

"It is massive, especially at my age - I want to be playing every week. Hopefully we can stay up and kick on."

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