Heaton set to sign new three-year Burnley deal

The former Manchester United goalkeeper has agreed improved terms ahead of the new season following a string of impressive displays during the Clarets' road to promotion
By William Joyce

Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has agreed a new three-year deal with the newly promoted Premier League side, Goal understands.

The 28-year-old joined the Turf Moor side from Bristol City last summer and went on to feature in every one of Burnley's Championship games as they won promotion to the top flight with the best defensive record in the division.

Heaton has one year to run on his current deal, with the club holding the option of a further 12 months, but is understood to be set to pen improved terms ahead of a first-ever campaign in the Premier League.

The keeper is yet to feature for Burnley in pre-season due to fitness concerns - which manager Sean Dyche has described as "minor" - as the Clarets prepare for their season opener against Chelsea on August 18.

News of Heaton's new deal comes on the same day defender Ben Mee penned a three-year contract with the club.

Burnley have enjoyed a busy summer of business ahead of the new season with Steven Reid, Michael Kightly, Marvin Sordell, Matt Taylor and fellow goalkeeper Matt Gilks all signing on at Turf Moor.