Burnley have made Stoke City left back Erik Pieters their first signing of the summer.

The 30-year-old has signed a two-year deal with a further one-year option and has joined up with Sean Dyche’s squad on their pre-season training trip to Portugal.

The fee is believed to be an initial £1 million. 

Pieters will provide competition for Charlie Taylor after Stephen Ward’s departure at the end of his contract, the Irishman then being snapped up by the Potters.

He was surplus to requirements at the Bet365 Stadium and finished last season on loan with Amiens in France.

The Netherlands international, who has 18 caps for his country, joined Stoke for £3 million back in 2013 but on their relegation from the Premier League was cast aside by first Gary Rowett and his replacement Nathan Jones.

He has made nearly 200 Premier League appearances having come through the academy at FC Utrecht before playing for PSV Eindhoven, impressing domestically and playing in the Champions League and Europa League.

Pieters becomes the latest player to move from Stoke to Burnley, following on from Phil Bardsley, Jon Walters and Peter Crouch. 

A second new signing could follow quickly with Jay Rodriguez in talks over a return to Turf Moor after a deal was agreed with West Brom.