Clarets confirm Vossen departure

Burnley have confirmed they have sold summer signing Jelle Vossen to Club Brugge.

Monday, 31st August 2015, 5:56 pm
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Overnight, Club Brugge announced that the striker had returned to Belgium, two months after joining the Clarets.

The 26-year-old was Sean Dyche’s second summer signing, joining from RC Genk for around £2.5m, and I understand Burnley have recouped their outlay.

Vossen started four games, making one appearance as substitute, without finding the net.

Club Brugge announced he has signed a five-year contract after passing a medical, following the departure of Tom De Sutter, who played in their Champions League qualifying defeat against Manchester United last week before joining Bursaspor in Turkey.

Vossen failed to settle and the newly-married striker and his partner have opted to return to Belgium.

Vossen said: “I am very sorry for the fans of Burnley. The move to England on a permanent basis has been tough for me, mostly for family reasons.

“My wife and I were married this summer and immediately have had to leave family and friends behind.

“I had no problems at Burnley or with the people and fans at the club, who made me feel very welcome and for which I thank them.

“However, after discussing things with my family, I feel it is better to make the move now, for the benefit of both parties.

“I would like to wish Burnley Football Club every success in the future.”