Burnley sign striker Jutkiewicz

The 25-year-old joins from Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee, signing a three-year deal, with manager Sean Dyche confident that he will bring a goal threat to the Premier League
Burnley have bolstered their attacking options ahead of their Premier League return with the signing of Lukas Jutkiewicz from Middlesbrough.

The 25-year-old forward, who has already represented eight clubs during his professional career, arrives at Turf Moor for an undisclosed fee, having put pen to paper on a three-year deal.

His capture follows Burnley's recent signing of Marvin Sordell and provides additional competition for the likes of Sam Vokes and Ashley Barnes up front, with fellow striker Danny Ings linked with a move to Southampton.

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Manager Sean Dyche told the club's official website: "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.

"He's a physical presence who can hold the ball up very well and link play. We think there is goals in him and it is very similar to the Sam Vokes story where he's always done well and we're looking for him to build on what he's done.

"There is a nice demand now in that area of the pitch as all the players offer something different to the team so we're happy with how that is developing."

Jutkiewicz spent the second half of 2013-14 on loan with Bolton Wanderers, for whom he scored seven goals in 20 league appearances.

Burnley, who finished as runners-up to Leicester City in the Championship last term, begin life back in the Premier League with a glamour home tie against Chelsea on August 18.