Middlesbrough striker Lucas Jutkiewicz has ended speculation about his future by agreeing to join newly promoted Burnley in a deal believed to be worth £1.5m.

25-year-old Jutkiewicz had been heavily linked with a number of other clubs including Wigan, Derby and Bolton after he impressed in a short loan spell with Bolton last season.

Lukas-Jutkiewicz

Jutkiewicz netted 7 times in 20 appearances on loan at Bolton

Jutkiewicz is Sean Dyche’s sixth summer signing for Burnley, joining Steven Reid, Michael Kightly, Matt Taylor, Marvin Sordell & Matt Gilks.

Dyche told the Lancashire Telegraph:

“I still think there is development in Lukas, he’s 25 and has been around a little bit now and he finished last season very strongly.

“I feel there is even more to come and he’ll be hungry for that. He’ll be working with a good group who are all hungry to not only achieve things but to keep pushing themselves as individuals.

“That’s a big part of our mentality and he’ll fit into that very nicely.”

Jutkiewicz will join up immediately with Burnley’s pre season training camp in Austria.


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