Burnley have completed the signing of Leeds defender Charlie Taylor with the former England U19 international signing a four-year deal.


The 23-year-old enjoyed a promising campaign at Elland Road last season, attracting attention from a number of Premier League clubs.


Taylor is Sean Dyche's first acquisition of the summer as the manager looks to solidify the Clarets' status in England's top-flight.

The highly-rated left-back will offer strong competition for Stephen Ward despite the Irish international enjoying a stellar campaign in 2016/17.


Taylor's arrival will be a huge boost for Burnley fans after losing star defender Michael Keane to Everton earlier in the week.


Nevertheless, Dyche will have to make sure he asserts his authority over the new arrival after it was revealed that the left-back refused to play for Leeds on the final day of last season against Wigan.

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"I'm hugely disappointed with Charlie. I think he's been terribly advised all season," Garry Monk told ​BBC Radio Leeds at the time.


Taylor's head was reportedly turned by Premier League interest throughout the season with his former manager also saying: "I understand he's very young, and we've tried to help him and guide him from within, but it's very difficult to get him fully committed.


"Had he had some better advice from the outside, I think we would have seen a better Charlie Taylor this season and left on better terms, if that's what's going to happen. But that's over to the club and the player now.

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"The club's stance on it is very strong. Hopefully he learns from the mistake he's made."


Hopefully, Premier League football can nullify his poor attitude.