Done Deal: Burnley Confirmed Another Signing Of Two-Year Contract At His New Side, 27 Mins Ago. Can It Be Fan’s Favourite? Discuss…..

Burnley have clinched the signing of former Birmingham City, Norwich City and Southampton wide man Nathan Redmond who has just spent the last year in Turkish football with Beşiktaş.

Now aged 29, Redmond started his career with his home town club Birmingham and was just sixteen when he made his debut in a 3-2 home win against Rochdale in the League Cup at the start of the 2010/11 season, coming on as a substitute for Enric Valles. Just five days short of a year later, he made his league debut in a 3-1 defeat at Middlesbrough, a game that saw Chris Wood used as a substitute for Brum.

That season saw him play against Burnley for the first time. He and Wood both came on as substitutes in a 2-1 win against us at St. Andrew’s in November 2011 and he went on to play against us twice more for his first club, the two games in the 2012/13 season.

Having played over ninety games for Birmingham, he moved to Norwich in the summer of 2013for a £3.2 million fee and was in the Norwich side that kicked off the season with a 2-2 draw against Everton, giving him his first taste of Premier League football.

In three years at Carrow Road, he was rarely out of the Norwich side, making over 110 league appearances for them, two in the Premier League and one in the Championship. Relegated at the end of the 2015/16 season, he moved again, this time to Southampton in a reported £10 million transfer.

For six seasons he was very much a regular and over those seasons was not far short of two hundred league appearances in which he scored twenty-one goals. He played in ten of the twelve games against Burnley in those six years, scoring three times too. He scored their second goal in a 3-1 win against us at St. Mary’s in his first season there, netted at the Turf in a 1-1 draw in 2018/19 and then scored the winning goal against us back at Southampton in 2020/21 when they came from two behind to beat us 3-2.

Redmond had represented England at every level from under-16 to under-21 and in March 2017 he received a call up for the full squad and played in a friendly against Germany. On the bench alongside then Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, he came on midway through the second half, replacing former Saint Adam Lallana and played the rest of the game in a team that included former Claret Gary Cahill, Michael Keane who was at Burnley, and future Claret Joe Hart. England were beaten 1-0 to a Lukas Podolski goal and it proved to be his only cap.

He was in the Southampton squad that kicked off last season with a 4-1 defeat at Spurs and he came on as a late substitute for Kyle Walker-Peters. It proved to be his last game for them, early in the following month he moved to Turkey and Beşiktaş after the Saints accepted a £4 million fee for him, this after an administration problem prevented him from moving along the coast to Bournemouth.

Last season he played alongside Wout Weghorst until January but it was in the second half of the season that he found his scoring boots, scoring five times including goals in three successive games in March and April.

Having revealed that he wouldn’t be staying in Turkey, there have been a few Premier League clubs linked with him, but it’s Burnley who have clinched the deal and he’s signed a two-year deal with the Clarets with an option for a third year.

We welcome him to the Turf.Redmond signs in for the Clarets after a year in Turkey

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