DON DEAL : Burnley confirm the signing of another starlet 17-year-old,

Murray Campbell, a young defender from St. Mirren, has joined Burnley of the English Premier League.

The 17-year-old, who captained Scotland’s under-17 team and was also a member of the under-18 and under-16 squads, will join Turf Moor’s academy.

Last season, Campbell spent a lot of time with Stephen Robinson’s first team and frequently made the bench, although he has yet to play in a Premiership game.

In the summer, when his contract at the Paisley club was up, he voiced a desire to leave.

On Thursday his move was to England was confirmed, with St Mirren receiving an undisclosed fee and add-ons including a future sell-on fee.

St Mirren hopeful of hanging on to academy star Murray Campbell amid  Premier League interest - Daily Record

He is the second St Mirren youngster to make the move south this year following Dylan Reid’s move to Crystal Palace in January.

A statement said: “The club would have been due training compensation for the defender, however, we have come to an agreement with Burnley for an undisclosed fee with a potential for further add-ons and a future sell on fee.

“It’s a credit to the St Mirren Youth Academy that we have produced another talented young player that has moved on to the English Premier League following Dylan Reid’s move to Crystal Palace in January.

“We wish Murray the best of luck in his future career.”


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