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Egan-Riley joins Burnley

CJ Egan-Riley has completed a permanent transfer to Burnley following the expiration of his contract with Manchester City.

The Academy graduate joins the Championship outfit after spending more than 10-years at City, where he progressed through the youth ranks to make three first-team appearances.

After impressing for the Under-18s and Elite Development Squad (EDS), Egan-Riley was promoted to Pep Guardiola’s senior side ahead of the 2021/22 season and made his debut in a 6-1 Carabao Cup third-round victory over Wycombe Wanderers last September.

The 19-year-old completed the full 90 minutes at right-back and did the same the following March as he made his Champions League bow in a 0-0 draw at home to Sporting in the second leg of our last 16 encounter.

Egan-Riley made his third and final appearance as a late substitute in a 5-0 win over Newcastle United in May and ended the campaign as a Premier League winner as Guardiola’s side clinched a fourth title in five seasons.

The versatile defender has also been a key figure in what has been a hugely successful period for the Academy in recent years.

In 2019/20, he played 16 times as the Under-18s won the Under-18 Premier League North and the corresponding National Title, before helping Carlos Vicens’ side end the Club’s 12-year wait to win the FA Youth Cup as he played the entire 90 minutes in a 3-2 victory over Chelsea at St George’s Park.

The following campaign, Egan-Riley made 14 appearances as the EDS won the Premier League 2 for the first time and, last season, he captained the team to back-to-back titles under the tutelage of Brian Barry-Murphy.

His move to Burnley sees him link up with legendary former City captain Vincent Kompany, who was appointed Clarets boss last month.

Everyone at Manchester City thanks CJ for his efforts during his time at the Club and wishes him the very best of luck for the remainder of his career.

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