Vincent Kompany hails a 'fantastic addition' in Manchester City youngster CJ Egan-Riley

Vincent Kompany has hailed a “fantastic addition” after landing defender CJ Egan-Riley from former club Manchester City.
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The 19-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at the end of his City contract, and joins Scott Twine and Luke McNally through the door this week.

The Manchester-born teenager can operate as a right back, centre back and a holding midfielder, and he joins the Clarets after 12 years at the Etihad Stadium, where he progressed through the academy ranks, captaining both the Under 18s and Under 23s.

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Kompany said: “CJ is a player we have been watching closely for a long time.

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"He is a promising and talented footballer with an excellent mindset and attitude.

“We are delighted he has agreed to join. CJ has shown a real hunger and he wants to learn and succeed at Burnley.

"He fits perfectly into our culture and he is a fantastic addition to our squad.”

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After signing at Turf Moor, Egan-Riley said: “I’m buzzing to be here; happy the deal is over the line and I’m a Burnley player.

“I just can’t wait to get pre-season started and get the season underway.”