NZ striker Wood joins EPL side Burnley for club-record fee
Aug. 21, 2017
BURNLEY, England (AP) — New Zealand striker Chris Wood is back in the English Premier League after joining Burnley for a club-record fee from Leeds.
Burnley didn't disclose the fee for the 25-year-old Wood on Monday. British media reported he cost 15 million pounds ($19.4 million).
The Auckland-born Wood, who was the top scorer in the second-tier League Championship with 27 goals, had previous brief spells in England's top division with West Bromwich Albion and Leicester but never started a game.
Wood said "my ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years. I've had tastes of being in there but I've never had the chance to give it a proper bash."
He is the sixth signing of the summer transfer window for Burnley, which is in its second season back in the Premier League.