Burnley make first summer signing

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Burnley have made their first summer signing with the capture of highly-rated Manchester City defender Ben Mee on a season-long loan deal.

The England Under-21 international progressed through the Academy ranks at Eastlands, captaining City's side to FA Youth Cup success over Chelsea in 2008.


Mee, 21, made his first-team debut in the Carling Cup last season and then joined Leicester on loan in January, making 15 Championship appearances for the Foxes.

Clarets boss Eddie Howe said: "We have known about Ben for a long time actually and we thought he really impressed against us for Leicester.

"He was outstanding on that day and every time I have seen him he has done well and really impressed.

"He has all the attributes - the right age, a very good footballer and a good defender as well, so he ticks all the boxes."

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