Former Yeovil Town defender Dan Burn has completed a transfer deadline day move to Brighton and Hove Albion. The 26 year old former Fulham player has agreed a four year contract with the Seagulls, as part of an undisclosed transfer fee, that is being reported in the national press as being worth up to £5 million to his current club Wigan Athletic.
The arrangements are slightly unusual in that Burn is remaining at the DW Stadium until January 2019 before moving down to Sussex. This is in part due to him sustaining a pre-season injury that has stalled his progress, but Brighton have been happy enough to commit to putting him on a permanent contract that will see him back in the Premier League for the second half of the 2018-19 season. Manager Chris Hughton has said of the signing:
"We are delighted to welcome Dan to the club. He has a wealth of experience from his time with Fulham, Birmingham City and Wigan amongst others. He's an imposing figure and had an excellent season helping Wigan to the League One championship. He also impressed in an excellent FA Cup run to last season's quarter-finals. He's currently recovering from an injury sustained during pre-season, but he will remain with Wigan. That also benefits both Dan and ourselves as it will enable him to get fully up to speed in terms of fitness before January."
Burn's move will see him team up with Shane Duffy in January. Although both were highly successful Glovers loanees, they did not play in the same team, with Duffy acting as Burn's replacement, after the latter had been part of Yeovil Town's 2012-13 League One Play-Off Winning team, scoring one of the goals in their 2-1 win at Wembley Stadium against Brentford.
Link: Dan Burn : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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