KIERAN Trippier has committed his future to the Clarets, signing a new three-year deal.
The right back still had one year left to run on his current contract. But after helping the club achieve automatic promotion to the Premier League entered talks over new terms.
The news that Trippier has now put pen to paper, tying him to the club until the summer of 2017, comes as a pre-Premier League boost to Burnley, putting an end to speculation about the 23-year-old’s future in the process.
Trippier had become the subject of interest from a number of top flight teams since making his loan move to Turf Moor from Manchester City permanent in January 2012.
He was voted the club’s player of the year at the end of that season, beating top scorer Jay Rodriguez to the prize.
The following year he was named in the PFA Championship team of the year, and retained his place last term – along with team-mates Jason Shackell and Danny Ings – after picking up a runners-up medal for the Clarets.
Despite interest from elsewhere, Bury-born Trippier, who is based in nearby Ramsbottom, had hinted at the end of last season that he was keen to stay with Burnley as they prepared for a return to top flight football.
“I’m happy at Burnley, I’m 10 minutes away, close to my family and friends, so we’ll see what happens,” said the former England Under 21 international.
“I’ve been here three seasons now and been player of the year and got a promotion, so it’s not been bad!
“I’ve always said to myself, my dad, my mum, I’ll never make a better decision in my career to sign for Burnley.”
“I’m enjoying my football here.”
Burnley will now hope that Trippier’s commitment will encourage top scorer Danny Ings to do the same.
Striker Sam Vokes has already secured a new deal, also signing terms until the summer of 2017 in January, while Danny Lafferty, who was out of contract this summer, announced this week that he has signed a new three-year deal.
Terms have been offered to other out-of-contract players Michael Duff, Junior Stanislas and Luke O’Neill.