Burnley may have already won transfer deadline day with the Jurassic Park-themed announcement of new signing Wout Weghorst.
It was confirmed on Monday morning that the Clarets have completed a deal to bring 6ft 6inch striker Weghorst to the club from Bundesliga side VfL Wolfsburg.
The 29-year-old Netherlands international, who has scored seven goals in 26 appearances for club and country this season, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract at Turf Moor.
Before penning a deal to join the Premier League side, Burnley's official Twitter account decided to build some tension amongst supporters with a brilliant announcement video. Take a look below.
The clip went down a hit with fans online. One fan said: "Best player signing announcement ever?" while another commented: "I'll eat Jim White's yellow tie if there's a better transfer announcement video than this today."
Sean Dyche, meanwhile, is understandably delighted to bring a player with such pedigree to the club on a permanent basis.
“Wout is a player that our scouts have been strong on for some time and we feel that he can add to all that we do at Burnley Football Club," he told the club's official website.
“His signing is a continued show of the Club’s and team’s development. We wish Wout well as he earns the right to push our group forwards.”
Burnley chairman Alan Pace also praised the deal. “I’d like to wish Wout a very warm welcome to Burnley Football Club," he said.
“We’re absolutely delighted to have brought in a great talent with a fantastic goal-scoring pedigree in Germany. I look forward to him joining up with Sean and the team.
“January is a famously difficult window, as we all know. I am however delighted that a lot of hard work by everyone involved has paid off.”
I’m delighted to welcome Wout to @BurnleyOfficial, a great talent with a fantastic goal-scoring pedigree in Germany. I look forward to seeing him join up with Sean and the team. #UTC #WelcomeWout https://t.co/4Q2AhsT0Q7— Alan Pace (@AlanPaceBFC) January 31, 2022
Weghorst will join his new teammates for training on Monday ahead of next weekend’s Premier League clash against Watford.
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