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Coyle on New Boy, Kevin Long

The Clarets have today (Thursday 26th November) won the chase for top Irish prospect Kevin Long.



Burnley will pay Cork City a six-figure fee for the 19-year-old defender, who has agreed a three-and-a-half-year deal and will join Owen Coyle`s first-team squad in January.He plays mainly as a centre-half but can also fill in at full-back

Owen Coyle had this to say about the signing:

"We are delighted to have signed Kevin and beaten off stiff competition from north and south of the border for his services. He is a young, aggressive, left-sided centre-back who is hungry to keep improving and will go straight into our first-team squad when he joins us.He has got everything you want in that that type of player and I would like to thank Cork`s chairman Tom Coughlan for his courtesy and professionalism during negotiations."

The highly-rated Long, who was also wanted by a number of other top-flight clubs including Everton and Celtic, made his senior debut for Cork in the League of Ireland this summer after coming through the club`s youth system.

The powerful defender, who stands over six-feet tall, made three appearances as Cork finished third in the league.

Long received his first call-up to the Republic of Ireland under-21 squad in October and was involved again for their two European Championship qualifiers earlier this month.

He previously captained Cork`s FAI Youth and Munster Cup winning teams.

Many thanks to Burnley FC for providing this information and for use of the photograph


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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 26 2009

Time: 5:30PM

Your Comments

All sounds very promising!
turfmanphil
I have heard nothing but praise for this lad on my travels and to beat the likes of Celtic,Everton and to a lesser degree Leeds and Charlton for his signature sounds a major coup! Great stuff
8clarets8
Does that mean there'll be no new contract for Jordan, I wonder?
jjokocha
I would expect Jordan to get a new contract JJ - I believe he has been one of our best players this season. I just wonder where this leave Edgar though?
Claretdale
Owen Coyle has the knack to hunt where the the pasture is richer . There is no shadow of doubt that player Long will stal for long wearing the Clarets shirt.He is athletic built and no doubt he will be a pillar in our defence .
davemanu2000
How come he has only played for Cork first team 3 times, He's 19 I am not doubting he must be a very good player but at 19 I would of expected more appearences than 3 for a team like Cork no disrespect intended. PS jjokocha Jordans playing well at the moment.
Grimsby Claret
Played with him for a year and can say that he is meant for the premiership great in the air,strong on the ball and also very quick can only presume he didn't get much games for Cork City because of the situation their this year
RickyShapes
He sounds like a centre back who can play full back not a full time left back so I think Jordan will be staying. Sounds like he is a good signing does make you think whats going to happen to Edgar though.
skutter169
It is strange whats happened to both Edgar & Eckersley. I can't help thinking it has something to do with agreeing a fee with Newcastle and United but its all gone quiet. Tribunals look the only way forward? If thats resolved maybe they would both feature more. The thinking could be, if they are not playing in first team,you might be able to argue they are worth less?Dunno
turfmanphil
It is still in Newcastle and Man Utds hands still miles apart with their valuations which will obviously suit Burnley who are in no rush to stump up some money.
8clarets8
If they ask for to much money send them both back, (if we can,) doing very well without them.
Grimsby Claret
Eckersley was always one for the future anyway in my opinion but I thought Edgar might have featured more. Oh well we shall see what the transfer windows bring in and out come Jan and next summer
turfmanphil
 

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