Lyle Foster. (Photograph by Isosport/MB Media/Getty Photographs)
Burnley have introduced the signing of South African worldwide Lyle Foster from Belgian facet KVC Westerlo for an undisclosed charge.
The charge is believed to be round €7 million, which may rise to €10 million primarily based on add-ons, which might make Foster the costliest participant in South African historical past.
The 22-year-old ahead signed a four-and-a-half deal at Turf Moor, changing into the membership’s third signing of the January switch window.
“I am very glad to be right here,” he stated on the membership’s official website.
“I am blessed and grateful for the chance, and I simply can’t wait to get began.
“From the second I heard that there was curiosity from Burnley, my coronary heart and my head had been set on the membership. I am so glad to be right here now. It is a dream for me.”
Foster has had a breakthrough marketing campaign within the Belgian Professional League this season, having scored eight objectives and racking up 4 assists.
He started his profession with Orlando Pirates, rising via the academy ranks. Thereafter, he earned himself a transfer to French facet Monaco in Ligue 1 in 2019.
He then joined Belgian facet Cercle Brugge on a season-long mortgage from Monaco, which was reduce quick in March 2020 as a result of Covid pandemic.
He then switched to Portuguese membership Vitória Guimarães SC B SC in August later that yr earlier than becoming a member of Westerlo on mortgage for the 2021-22 marketing campaign, whom he signed for in a everlasting deal in the summertime.
Burnely are subsequent in motion within the FA Cup after they journey to Ipswitch City on Saturday.
Give a heat welcome to South African worldwide Lyle Foster from Belgian facet Okay.V.C. Westerlo for an undisclosed charge ????The 22-year-old striker has penned a four-and-a-half-year deal at Turf Moor and turns into the Clarets’ third signing of the January switch window ??
— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) January 25, 2023