Newcastle confirm the signing of £11million defender Dan Burn from Brighton & Hove Albion


Newcastle confirm the signing of £11m defender Dan Burn from Brighton to complete a busy transfer window… as he re-joins his boyhood club

  • Newcastle have signed Dan Burn for £11million from Brighton & Hove Albion
  • The 29-year-old defender was part of the Magpies academy as a youngster 
  • Burn made 85 appearances for the Seagulls since joining them back in 2018 











Newcastle have completed the signing of Brighton defender Dan Burn, bringing a close to their January business.

The 29-year-old joins his boyhood club for a fee of £11million plus £2m in add-ons.

Burn has signed a two-and-half-year deal and will hope that he can help the Magpies in their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League.

Newcastle United have completed the signing of defender Dan Burn from Brighton 

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Burn was part of Newcastle’s academy as a youngster before making his professional debut at Darlington.

He joined Brighton in 2018 from Wigan and has since made 85 Premier League appearances for the Seagulls.  

Burn said: ‘I’m buzzing to be here. I never thought I’d be in this position so to be a Newcastle player and to be around St. James’ Park, it’s something I’ve dreamt of since I was a kid.

Defender Burn was part of Newcastle's academy as a youngster before he was released

Defender Burn was part of Newcastle’s academy as a youngster before he was released

‘I can’t wait to step out in the shirt and to see what it feels like. From sitting in the East Stand as a kid to now, it’s crazy. I’m excited to get started.’

Manager Eddie Howe added: ‘I’m delighted to bring Dan back to the North East. He knows exactly what it means to represent this club and he will be a big presence for us on and off the pitch.

‘We have been very keen to add competition defensively and Dan fits the profile we have been looking for. He is naturally left-footed, which provides further balance to our backline, and he will be a great addition to the group.’

Burn joins left-back Matt Targett, who signed on loan from Aston Villa for the rest of the season, earlier in the day.

The 26-year-old has found himself relegated to understudy following the arrival of Lucas Digne at Villa Park.

Burn and Targett join a list of new signings at Newcastle including Kieran Trippier, Chris Wood and Bruno Guimaraes.

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