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Burnley swoop for Hull City midfielder Dean Marney

Dean Marney
Marney figured 16 times as Hull were relegated from the Premier League

Burnley have signed midfielder Dean Marney from Hull City for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £500,000.

The 26-year-old has agreed a three-year deal at Turf Moor and is Clarets boss Brian Laws's first summer signing.

Laws said: "Midfielder is an area we wanted to strengthen and for a young age he has a lot of experience."

Marney, who scored nine times in 138 appearances during four years at Hull, will officially join Burnley on 1 July.

He started his career at Tottenham and enjoyed loan spells with Swindon, QPR, Gillingham and Norwich before joining the Tigers.

Laws added: "Dean has played for two years in the Premier League so he knows what is required.

"He is a box-to-box player, full of energy, and his link play with the midfield and forwards is exceptional.

"His pedigree, coming from Tottenham, shows that he can play and he will be a great addition to the squad."

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