By Full Contact News and Views
Full Contact client Josh Ginnelly has today completed a move to Championship club Burnley.
A summer of speculation has ended with the 18 year old winger putting pen to paper on a 3 year contract at the Clarets, after Burnley beat off interest from a host of clubs to reach an agreement with Shrewsbury for compensation.
Josh, pictured above signing his first professional contract with Full Contact’s Dan Chapman and Lee Payne and Burnley’s CEO David Baldwin, will now join up with Burnley’s development squad with a firm view on breaking through in to the first-team scene in the foreseeable future.
Lee Payne explained “Josh has a lot of raw talent and potential, and whilst that earned him his Football League debut at a young age both he and we have felt for a while that for his career to get to where he wants it to be, he needed to be at a club where he would get the right coaching, development and sports science. At Burnley he’s got the opportunity to now have that development which he needs but also has an obvious route to first team football. Burnley have shown their confidence in Josh’s ability by agreeing the deal they have and we are sure that with a lot of hard work and effort Josh can progress into a seriously capable footballer.”
Dan Chapman added “It has been a long summer for Josh since the decision was made to leave Shrewsbury and seek pastures new. There was so much interest in him – his goal-scoring exploits last season at academy level had obviously caught the eye – but it was so important that we made sure he found the right club and made the right decision. Frank McParland, David Baldwin and Kieran Scott at Burnley all did a lot of hard work behind the scenes and we are very pleased to finally get this deal across the line. I am also very pleased for Full Contact’s Lloyd McCormack who was the person that took Josh to Shrewsbury and has worked so hard supporting Josh for so long and I know it is a very proud day for him to see Josh turn professional at such a big club as Burnley.”
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