Manchester City youngster CJ Egan-Riley latest arrival at Vincent Kompany's Burnley

Burnley have signed Manchester City defender CJ Egan-Riley on a three-year deal at the end of his contract at the Etihad.

By Chris Boden
Friday, 1st July 2022, 12:22 pm

Manchester-born, the 19-year-old will command a development fee, expected to be in the region of £350,000, rising to £750,000.

Primarily a centre back, Egan-Riley can also play at right back and as a holding midfielder.

At City, he helped the Under 18s win the title in 2019/20, and the EDS side win Premier League 2 the following season.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 21: CJ Egan-RIley of Manchester City battles for possession with Jordan Obita of Wycombe Wanderers during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Manchester City and Wycombe Wanderers F.C. at Etihad Stadium on September 21, 2021 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

He made his first team debut in the 6-1 Carabao Cup win over Wycombe in September, before helping retain the PL2 title, captaining the side to the trophy.

Egan-Riley also made his Champions League debut in March in a goal-less draw at home to Sporting CP in the Round of 16 second leg, before making his Premier League bow as a half-time substitute in the 5–0 home win over Newcastle United in May.

He has been called up for England at every age group from Under 15s to Under 19s, also representing the Republic of Ireland in the 2018 Victory Shield.

Egan-Riley is Kompany’s third signing, following Scott Twine and Luke McNally, with Taylor Harwood-Bellis expected to agree a season-long loan from City.

Kompany is also closing in on Standard Liege pair Jackson Muleka and Samuel Bastien.