Clarets complete Hines swoop

Former Hammers forward pens two-year deal at Turf Moor

Hines: Is looking forward to holding down a regular role with the Clarets

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Burnley have completed the signing of promising forward Zavon Hines on a two-year contract from West Ham.

Skysports.com revealed on Tuesday that the Clarets were close to sealing a deal for the 22-year-old.

A deal has now been pushed through and Hines becomes Eddie Howe's second capture of a busy week.

Fresh from landing Danny Ings from Bournemouth, the Burnley boss has continued with his summer rebuild.

The Clarets will be forced to pay a compensation fee to West Ham despite landing Hines on a free transfer - due to his age.

The amount involved in the transfer will be decided by a tribunal.

Confident

Hines rejected the offer of a new contract at Upton Park in order to make the move to Burnley and he believes he has made the right decision.

He told the club's official website: "I need a fresh start and I am looking forward to playing for Burnley. It's all about me playing football now.

"Burnley seems like a good club to me so it wasn't hard to decide to come here.

"I'm not a person who talks too much. I prefer to do it on the pitch, but I think I can do a lot in the Championship for Burnley."

Hines made 31 appearances for West Ham in total, after graduating out of their famed academy ranks.

He was named the Hammers' Young Player of the Year in 2009/10 and has two England U21 caps to his name.