Burnley sign Swiss striker Amdouni from Basel

burnley sign swiss striker amdouni from basel

Burnley signed Switzerland striker Zeki Amdouni from Basel for an undisclosed fee on Wednesday.

Amdouni, who was the Europa Conference League top scorer last season, has agreed a five-year contract with the Premier League club.

The 22-year-old netted 12 times for Basel in the 2022-23 Swiss Super League, and scored seven goals in the team’s run to the Conference League semi-finals.

Amdouni, who has also scored five goals in five appearances for Switzerland, said: “I’m very happy to be here and I’m excited to start.

“I spoke to the coach (Vincent Kompany), and he really wanted me. Also, I really wanted to work with him, for me that’s the most important.

“I know the Premier League is the best league in the world. It’s not easy for sure but I am confident with the coach, and the staff, I can do good things here.”

Kompany added: “He’s been on our radar for quite a while now. Zeki is such a goal threat.

“The way he can play the final pass creates so many assists and thanks to the amount of work he puts in on the pitch – he scores plenty himself.”

Burnley, who won promotion from the Championship last season, have already signed West Bromwich Albion defender Dara O’Shea and Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford.

Authored by Afp via Breitbart July 19th 2023