Dan Burn becomes the fifth signing for Newcastle United as he made from Brighton for an undisclosed fee. Newcastle made multiple signings to announce on the final day of the transfer window, with Burn being the latest addition.
The Magpies have done a spectacular job of rebuilding their squad this month under the new management. Dan Burn becomes their fifth signing in the January transfer window as confirmed by the Newcastle United official page.
Burn expressed his feeling on his return to his boyhood club in an interview.
“I’m buzzing to be here. I never thought I’d be in this position so to be a Newcastle player and to be around St. James’ Park, it’s something I’ve dreamt of since I was a kid.
I can’t wait to step out in the shirt and to see what it feels like. From sitting in the East Stand as a kid to now, it’s crazy. I’m excited to get started.”
Meanwhile, Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe also expressed his views after the completion of the signing on Monday.
“I’m delighted to bring Dan back to the North East. He knows exactly what it means to represent this club and he will be a big presence for us on and off the pitch.
We have been very keen to add competition defensively and Dan fits the profile we have been looking for. He is naturally left-footed, which provides further balance to our backline, and he will be a great addition to the group.”
In 2018, he went on to sign for Brighton where he 74 appearances and scored 2 goals.
Verdict on the signing of Dan Burn
The English defender’s recruitment will boost the defence of the Magpies. Moreover, Dan Burn is a left-footed centre-back and increases the versatility of the defence.
On the other hand, Burn will also have the opportunity to prove himself in his boyhood club with his performance. Meanwhile, the centre-back is in a good run of form and that would help the Magpies.
As per reports, the Brighton defender completed his medical on Sunday. Meanwhile, he signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with The Magpies for approximately €13m. In addition, he is the fifth signing after Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood, Bruno Guimaraes, and Matt Targett.