Burnley complete deal for Bailey Peacock-Farrell
A massive congratulations to Bailey Peacock-Farrell who has signed for Premier League club Burnley from Leeds United today.
Our Northern Ireland International has put pen-to-paper on a 3 year deal at Turf Moor after Tom Heaton moved to Aston VIlla earlier in the week.
“I’m really happy to be here. A Premier League club is what you dream of when you are starting out in football and to say I’ve signed for Burnley is a massive honour,” said Peacock-Farrell.
“There’s massive competition here, but it was an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.
“The goalkeepers here are really good and two of them are England internationals. There’s something going on here that must be right.
“So to come here and be part of it, is something I’m really excited about.
“Popey and Heats came through from the Championship and established themselves here and that’s my aim as well.
“I would say it’s probably a long-term project. It was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up here.
Bailey’s rise to the top has been rapid to say the very least! Our Darlington born shot stopper was originally on the books of Middlesbrough but was released at 16 when he was told he was too small!
Leeds saw potential in Bailey and were quick to snap him up, adding him to their successful academy system. As expected, Bailey grew to the height we see him at today, 6ft 4 and from then on he hasn’t looked back. A Championship debut at 19 and then a short spell at York City was a good solid foundation for Bailey to kick on.
Nearly 2 years after making his debut, BPF got his chance again in March 2018 and took it with both hands, quickly establishing himself as the number 1 and cementing his status as a fan favourite thanks to his dedicated and passionate displays.
His performances earned him his first call up to the Northern Ireland squad and subsequently, to date, 9 full caps for his country. Those performances also sparked the interest of many clubs in the Premier League and the Championship but it was ultimately Burnley who won the race for our man!
Premier League bound Bailey…how good does that sound?
A massive congratulations to you, it’s fully deserved and it couldn’t happen to a nicer lad!
Go Be Exceptional!
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