George Boyd swaps Hull for Burnley

George Boyd has signed for Burnley from Hull City, as the Scotland international searches for regular first-team football in the Premier League, reports the BBC. Boyd has fallen a little out of favour at Hull, but will receive plenty of starting XI opportunities under Sean Dyche at Turf Moor.

The 28 year old has agreed a 3 year deal with the Clarets, signing for an undisclosed fee believed to be around £3 million. The winger had initially signed for the Tigers half way through their promotion campaign in 2012-13, and leaves the club under good circumstances.

He has not been used as a major attacker by Steve Bruce in the Premier League, but he has provided effective back-up for the likes of Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long within recent months. The Hull manager has been impressed with Boyd’s attitude throughout his time at the club, and was keen to wish him well in the future.

‘I wish him [Boyd] well,’ said Bruce, ‘I’ve been in the game a long time and if all professional footballers were like George Boyd my job would be easy.’

With Boyd’s departure, however, the need for more firepower at Hull has become even more apparent. The Tigers made the surprisingly lucrative sale of Long to Southampton at an earlier point of the summer, and have seen attacking midfielder Robert Snodgrass become sidelined through injury. In light of recent events, Bruce is believed to be keen on recruiting another attacker before the transfer window closes.

Updated: September 1, 2014 — 7:30 pm
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