Andre Gray: Burnley sign Brentford striker for club-record fee

Andre Gray
Andre Gray came through the youth system at Shrewsbury

Burnley have signed Brentford striker Andre Gray for an undisclosed club-record fee, believed to be £9m.

The 24-year-old striker has signed a three-year contract with the Championship club.

Gray turned down a move to Bristol City after they made a similar bid, while Hull City were also interested.

The former Luton player scored 18 goals last term as Brentford reached the Championship play-offs, and has netted in both games so far this season.

"Andre is a player who we have been aware of since his Hinckley Town days in non-league," manager Sean Dyche told the club website.external-link

"He has worked very, very hard to get to the level he's at. He has risen up the ladder and, in many ways, had a similar pathway to two former strikers here - Danny Ings and Charlie Austin.

"In that respect there is a rawness, a hunger and a great desire from him to continue his education and go even further, and we intend that to be with us in the immediacy and also in the future."

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