Burnley have completed the signing of Derby defender Tyrone Mears, the club have announced.
The Clarets will pay around Â£500,000 for the 26-year-old and have secured Mears on a three-year deal. Mears joins the Barclays Premier League newcomers after a spell on loan at Marseille last season.
"We are delighted to get Tyrone," Clarets boss Owen Coyle told the club's website, burnleyfootballclub.com. "He is a player with real pace and we have been looking for that in the full-back areas."
He added: "He is hungry, still relatively young and desperate to do well.
"He was on loan at Marseille last year and did terrifically well - so much so that they wanted to sign him permanently.
"Fortunately, he wanted to be back in England and we know he will do well here because he has already shown a desire to show everyone that he is a Premier League player.
"Here at Turf Moor he will get the opportunity."
Mears is Burnley's first signing of the summer.
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