George Boyd signs for Burnley in £3m deal

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Premier League side Burnley have signed Hull City striker George Boyd for an undisclosed fee thought to be in the region of £3 million, as the transfer deadline looms ever closer.

The Clarets announced the move on their Twitter page, and they were looking to reinforce their front line with hitman Sam Vokes, who scored 21 goals as Burnley earned promotion from the Championship, expected to be out till Christmas with a knee injury.

Vokes may have been replaced by former Middlesborough and Bolton striker Lukas Jutkiewicz, but Burnley boss Sean Dyche had prioritised improving their front line options, and sees Boyd as a good signing, especially with the striker in the final year of his contract at Hull.

Bizarre circumstances?

Boyd joined his former club Hull from Peterborough intially on loan, after a bizarre failed medical at Nottingham Forest, in which the Reds said the striker had failed an 'inconsclusive eye test' at the Championship club.

Boyd joined Hull instead, and scored four goals as the Tigers finished second in the 2012/13 Championship season, with ironically one of them coming against Forest, with a 'glasses' gesture being made with his hands in celebration.

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Permanent move

After making 13 appearances for Hull on their promotion campaign, the move from Peterborough was made permanent, but Boyd found goals harder to come by in the Premier League, scoring a measly two in 29 games for the Tigers, and found himself behind recruits Yannick Sagbo, Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long.

With Hull manager Steve Bruce looking to fund a move for Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck, Boyd was deemed surplus to requirements, and will now join Sean Dyche's team, wearing the number 21 shirt as the Clarets look set for a relegation dogfight.

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